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100,000 New Obamacare Applications

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Wed, Nov, 19, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

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In addition to new applicants, 500,000 customers were able to log on to, and 1 million people have gone “window shopping” to compare insurance plans and prices over the past week.

The numbers offer a stark contrast to the first enrollment period a year ago when launched with severe technical problems that prevented people from applying.