Transcript for Obamacare Enrollee Numbers to Fall Far Short
washington now and the first government figures adding up how many signed up for health insurance on the troubled obama care website. Officials warned that the numbers would be low. And they appear to be right. Jon karl is here with the latest. Jon? Reporter: That's right. "The wall street journal" is out with a report saying it will be fewer than 40,000 people who signed up for the health care plan through healthcare.Gov. The administration is not confirming that number. It wouldn't include those in the states that have their own exchange and don't have to go through the messed up website. But this much is clear. The number of enrollees which we learn this week will fall short of the 500,000 goal that the white house set for itself. George, the white house is saying there's no need to panic over there because it's a six-month enrollment period. If you bought your insurance today, it wouldn't go into effect until january. But this is short of where they wanted to be. A lot of problems with that website. Only a couple weeks away from the end of november deadline the administration promised the website would be fully ready then. Will they make it? Reporter: That's a great question. They believe they will make it. It's not going to be entirely fixed. But largely functional by the end of the month. Jon karl, thanks very much.
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