WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the government’s HealthCare.gov exchange plan enrollment website received 375,000 visitors on Monday between midnight and 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 is now better equipped to meet users’ needs.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a press conference that the White House was expecting a rush of traffic on Monday.
The HealthCare.gov enrollment system first opened to the public Oct. 1.
Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said at a separate CMS press briefing that visitor traffic has been about twice as high as the level of traffic HealthCare.gov has been averaging on Mondays from midnight to noon.