High Interest in Obamacare Overloads Websites

Some consumers were frustrated as they tried to sign up for coverage on the second day. 

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A consumer checks out the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama administration and states are under pressure to get health insurance exchanges up and running smoothly after consumers seeking coverage on the second day overwhelmed websites and tied up phone lines with questions, the Associated Press reports.

The logjam is good news for President Obama because it shows high interest in what has become known as Obamacare. But if the glitches aren't fixed soon, consumers could sour on the law that Republicans have used as a reason to keep parts of the federal government closed in a blistering budget battle.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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