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‘Record day’ as last-minute Obamacare shoppers get a 24-hour buffer
NBC News

More than 850,000 people piled on to the federal health insurance website Monday, the last day to log on and sign up for health insurance coverage that begins Jan. 1, federal officials said.

“As of 2:00 p.m. today, we’ve seen approximately 850,000 visits to HealthCare.gov – approximately five times higher than the same amount by that time last Monday. This is on top of the more than 1.2 million site visits this weekend,” said Julie Bataille, a spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the site.

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