Nightly News   |  December 01, 2013

Government says it vastly improved health care site

It’s been plagued with problems and bad press. Now, the administration says the Obamacare website is has improved since its debut two months ago.  NBC’s Kristen Welker reports.

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>>> if you ask the obama administration, the government's new health care website is vastly improved from the way it began two months ago. the administration made that claim early this morning hours after its self-imposed deadline for fixing the site. kristen welker has more.

>> reporter: the website can support 50,000 users at one time now. some tech experts say it isn't running smoothly enough to meet the april goal of having 7 million people enrolled including young people whose premium payments are violent to the program. ignoring the white house announcement, republicans argued if the website isn't functioning at 100%, it is proof the president and his health care law are failing. getting the webb back on track is critical for the president rebounding from his lowest approval ratings and restoring credibility with the american people . anecdot anecdotally, several consumers have said it is functioning more smoothly but it is impossible to know what that means because the administration won't release actual enrollment figures for another two weeks.