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California's health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare, the LA Times reported on Wednesday, the second official day of the healthcare marketplace's online debut.

"State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer than the 5 million it reported Tuesday.

"The state exchange had cited the 5 million figure as a sign of strong consumer interest and a major reason people had so much difficulty using its $313-million online enrollment system.

"Dana Howard, a spokesman for Covered California, said the error was the result of internal miscommunication.

"Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect," he said. Read more

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