Poor Turnout in First Month of Obamacare Enrollment

First official numbers on the troubled health care website fall well below expectations.
1:55 | 11/14/13

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We get to the latest troubles now for obama care. The first official figures are out. And the number of americans signing up for insurance on healthcare.Gov, far below the president's hopes. He may support changes as early as today. Jim avila is on point at the white house. And the pressure to change continues to build. Reporter: That's right, good morning. The white house is under pressure from its own party. Senate democrats expected to urge president obama to honor his famous words, if they like their plan, they can keep their plan. The president's signature achievement, health care for everyone, officially got off to a resounding thud. The first month of enrollment, crippled by a website that did not function most of the time. Entice a mere 106,000 people to select a plan. And only 27,000 signed up in the healthcare.Gov site. Far short of the 500,000 the administration had hoped for in the first month. And the 7 million by the march deadline. Prompting presidential spokesman jay carney to low ball expectations just before the numbers were released on I can only tell you we fully expect the numbers will be even lower than anticipated because of the significant challenges caused by the website. Reporter: Republicans seizing on the botched rollout. This was a monumental mistake. Reporter: To claim, it's not just the website. Government cannot provide health care. When you look at obama care, frankly, I don't think there's a way to fix it. Reporter: And those disappointing enrollment figures not the only eye-popping numbers to come out yesterday. When asked about the cost of what that website is, so far, the chief accountant said $600 million. Now, to put that in perspective, that's four-times what apple paid to develop all of our iphones. George? Okay, jim. Thanks very much.

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