Glitches Grow as Thousands Rush to Sign Up Before Health Care Deadline
Thousands of Americans rushed to sign up for health insurance before the deadline of President Barack Obama's overhaul; there were more than 125,000 people simultaneously using HealthCare.gov at times. Due to such heavy volume of traffic, the site experienced several problems, including four hours spent out of service and several periods of ushering applicants to virtual waiting rooms. It was announced that those still in line after midnight would be given more time to enroll. One of the many pushes for people to sign up included the penalty of IRS fines for those who were left uninsured.
By Jordan Moses
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