Nightly News   |  October 02, 2013

Online traffic jam stalls insurance sign-up

The White House says more than 6 million people have tried to log on to healthcare.gov, but it’s unknown how many have managed to enroll for insurance. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> today the white house said it is trying to fix glitches a lot of people are encountering as they sign up for private health insurance using the new online ex changes. there is still a traffic jam especially in the 36 state where is the federal website is the only option. white house says more than 6 million people tried to log on. we don't know how many of them managed to enroll. we know a lot of them are seeing a frustrating online message. "we have a lot of visitors on the site right now, please stay on this page." the white house promises they are adding more capacity.