Troubled Obamacare Website Re-Launches With Promised Improvements

The Obama administration says "vast majority" of people will be able to shop for insurance.
3:00 | 12/01/13

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Now to washington, where the troubled health care website relaunched at midnight. No big announcement from the white house, and they want it that way. Abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny logging in tonight. Reporter: Hundreds of software fixes and more than $600 million later, government officials say the site's now working more than 90% of the time. Up from 40% when it began. The bottom line, healthcare.Gov on december 1st is night and day from where it WAS ON OCTOBER 1st. Reporter: There's now a virtual waiting room. If it's too busy, you'll receive an e-mail when it's less crowded. A lower error rate. And enough capacity for 50,000 people at once. Now, one of the first things we're noticing when we logon to the new health care website, is speed. Back in october, it could take eight seconds to logon to a simple page. That's not the case today. But a question is, demand. The white house is easing into the relaunch. Trying to keep a flood of people from crashing the system. This has been a rough period. By the end of march, most people think you'd have 7, 8 million people registered for health care. Reporter: That goal won't be reached unless the pace of enrollment increases dramatically. As president obama told barbara walters, his legacy may depend on it. The good thing about, when you're done, usually, you've got nowhere to go but up. Reporter: The next big deadline here at the white house IS DECEMBER 23rd. That's when people must enroll if they want coverage by early next year. But david, one top administration official tells me tonight, our fingers are crossed.

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