Obamacare Sign Ups Exceed Projection

Long lines and record traffic on the website yield an expected 7 million people signing up for health care.
3:00 | 04/01/14

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We'll stay in Washington. Frantic final hours before the obamacare deadline. The lines long and the website overloaded but all signs point to an eye-popping surge in sign-ups for health insurance. Jon Karl has the latest from the white house. Good morning. Reporter: Yes, the final hours brought long lines all across the country of people waiting to sign up in person and record traffic on the health care.gov website. White house officials tell me despite last-minute glitches they expect the final sign-up figures will be over 7 million when all the Numbers are added up. More than 7 million. George, that is an incredibly high number considering the disastrous launch of obamacare in the fall and you can expect the white house will declare a big victory today. No question about that. But there's a lot that number doesn't tell us. Reporter: That's right. Big unanswered questions to get to the heart of whether or not this law is going to work. One of the biggest is how many of those have signed up were previously uninsured. Remember, this was about expanding insurance coverage. We don't know how many people signed up here. We don't know how many paid their premiums or the percentage of young people. All critical questions that will determine whether or not -- Jon, remind people of the penalty who don't get it. Reporter: $95 per person or 1% of your salary. To Amy with other top

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