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Healthcare.gov signed up 462,125 people in one week

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Healthcare.gov has come along way since its disastrous rollout last year. The first week of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare plans began on November 15, and Healthcare.gov seems to have handled the rush without breaking. The Obama Administration is reporting that 462,125 people signed up for plans through the site in the first week of open enrollment, and nearly half of them had not purchased plans through the site before. The numbers are a marked improvement over last year's famously buggy launch, which signed up just over 100,000 customers in the first month.

The White House has made huge changes to the site since the disastrous launch, pulling together experts from across the country for a two-month marathon rebuilding effort. Parts of the site have since moved over to Amazon Web Services servers, allowing for more stability across much of the site. Even straightforward analytics have proved difficult, as numbers reported earlier this month mistakenly included dental plans with overall healthcare enrollees. But while the politics continue to be complex, the basic technology of Healthcare.gov seems to have finally settled down.