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Calif. Greatly Overstated First-Day Visits to Health Exchange Site

California's health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare.

State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday.

The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a sign of strong consumer interest and a major reason people had so much difficulty using its $313-million online enrollment system.

Dana Howard, a spokesman for Covered California, said the error was the result of internal miscommunication.

"Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect," he said.

(Hat tip to Felix)

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Calvin Coolidge||

    Jerry Brown is a murderer who raped and killed my daughter.

    Oh, sorry. I misspoke. It happens.

  • SweatingGin||

    LOLOLOLOL!

    500k visitors! Dozens of signups!

    Wait... there were at least a few dozen signups, right?

    Why doesn't it say how many signups there were in the article?

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