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Unclear Yet If Crucial Overhaul Of Obamacare Website A Success

posted 30 Nov 2013, 14:08 by Mpelembe   [ updated 30 Nov 2013, 14:10 ]

Americans get their first look at the overhauled version of the enrollment website for PresidentBarack Obama's signature healthcare law.

 MANASSASVIRGINIAUNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 30, 2013) (NBC) -  Americans got their first look on Saturday (November 30) at an overhaul of the troubled enrollment website at the heart of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but it was unclear yet if the White House had made good on its pledge to fix the glitches.

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The Obama administration promised five weeks ago that by this weekend it would fix, the site designed to help people sign up for medical coverage, but which has been plagued by errors, outages and slow speeds since a disastrous October 1 launch.

Account creation and log-in functions appeared to work smoothly on the site on Saturday, but it was uncertain whether it could handle target traffic loads of 50,000 users at once. is a key portal for Obama's signature domestic achievement, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which aims to extend coverage to millions of people and reduce healthcare costs.

Making Obamacare work has enormous political stakes for the administration and its Democratic allies who are heading into congressional elections next year.

The administration said on Saturday that 90 percent of website users can now create an account on the system.