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CNN Talks to 100 People in S.C. – Guess How Many Were Able to Sign Up for Obamacare Online

CNN Talks to 100 People in S.C. – Guess How Many Were Able to Sign Up for Obamacare Online

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he talked to 100 people in South Carolina on Tuesday to gauge their reaction to the Obamacare rollout -- and not one of them were able to sign up online.

Gupta also revealed that only 2,900 people were able to sign up in the entire state of Kentucky.

The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for coverage using the new marketplaces.

The Obama administration is claiming that all the malfunctions are due to the demand for Obamacare, but critics are seriously skeptical.

Things were no better on Wednesday, day two.

"It was worse today than it was yesterday," Denise Rathman of Des Moines said after she tried for a second day to log onto the Iowa site.

David Berge, a pastor with two young children in Shoreview, Minn., tried unsuccessfully at least 10 times to create an online account on the state-run site MNsure. His high-deductible plan expires at the end of the year.

In California, less than 1 percent of website visitors reportedly signed up for the state-run "Covered California" exchange.

"Caldwell couldn’t say how many of the 5.7 million website hits were from unique Californians. But assuming 712,500 online visitors saw eight different Web pages each, the sign-up rate was 0.58 per cent," The Daily Mail reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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