abc
QUICK LINKS:

White House: 375,000 visits to health care website

Created: 12/02/2013 2:35 PM KSTP.com

(AP) WASHINGTON - The White House says the government’s health care website received 375,000 visitors on Monday by noon. That’s a surge in use on the first business day since Obama administration officials declared that the government’s beleaguered online insurance service was now able to accommodate a vast majority of users.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the White House was expecting such a rush of traffic on Monday. He said the figure covered visits to the healthcare.gov site as of noon Monday.

The launch of the website on Oct. 1 proved to be disastrous. The administration spent the next two months working to upgrade the computer system.

Consumers were still experiencing delays on Monday. Carney says users were placed in a queue and advised when to return for speedier service.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
9°
9° | -6°
  • Feels like: -11° F
  • Wind: NW 22mph
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Thu Abundant sunshine
    17° | 12°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    37° | 17°
  • Sat Plenty of sun
    34° | 18°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    38° | 21°

Video

KSTP NEWS