More Than 1 Million People Have Successfully Used

A woman looks at the insurance exchange internet site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly called, passed in March 2010, went into effect Tuesday at 8am EST. Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges Tuesday morning. Consumers attempting to log on were met with an error message early Tuesday due to an overload of Internet traffic. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER
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Despite two months of being completely broken a lot of procrastinating, 1.1 million people managed to enroll in private insurance via the federal website, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced on Sunday. About 975,000 of those sign-ups happened in December. That's a significant improvement over October and November, when a mere combined 137,000 bought plans. Meanwhile, an estimated 850,000 Americans have gotten healthcare through state marketplaces, bringing the total number of Obamacare enrollees to over 2 million. Of course, that falls significantly short of the 3.3 million sign-ups the Obama administration had hoped to see by the end of December. The White House's goal is to get 7 million people under Obamacare in 2014, which means there's still a lot of work — and fun ad campaigns — to do.