White House: Enroll in Obamacare, but not too fast

White House: Enroll in Obamacare, but not too fast

President Barack Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are urging people to try again on the problem-plagued Obamacare website, insisting it will work better by Saturday’s self-imposed deadline to improve its performance from last month’s botched launch.

Meanwhile, the administration has been telling its allies to hold off for now on any campaigns to encourage people to sign up right away so that HealthCare.gov doesn’t get overwhelmed once again this weekend.

Officials fear another huge surge in volume that the site can’t handle, which is what occurred around the October 1 launch of new insurance exchanges under Obama’s signature health care reforms.

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