At the end of the first month of public enrollment through the new federal healthcare exchange, the total number of enrollees is substantially lower than expected. The states that built and are operating their own exchanges appear to be outpacing the federal system by two to ten times. Some observers are pointing to that as evidence that the majority of the reason for the slow federal uptake is the overwhelming technical glitches that have plagued the HealthCare.gov platform. This outlook is also supported by the staggering delta between the number of people who have logged on to the system (26,876,527) versus the number of people who actually secured coverage (106,000) through the platform.
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