Around 100,000 People Reportedly Signed Up on Federal Obamacare Site in November

Not as many as the White House hoped


About 100,000 people signed up on the flawed federal Obamacare website in November, Bloomberg reported, quoting one source familiar with the program's progress.

Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters would not confirm the specific number but did say the agency expects the final numbers will show an increase for November.

That number would still be far short of what the White House had hoped for before the severity of the website's defects became apparent. But it would still be about four times the puny sign-up of under 27,000 in October. Several states running their own exchanges have also been reporting steady climbs in enrollment — although a few like Oregon are still facing technical problems hampering sign-up.