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Obama encourages Americans to give healthcare Web site 2nd chance

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

President Obama is making a new push for Obamacare as he encourages Americans to give Healthcare.gov another chance.

Despite initial trouble, the president said earlier this week the issues plaguing the Web site have been resolved.

"After just the first months, despite all the problems with the roll out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage," President Obama said.

On Wednesday, the nation's leader focused on the positives of the newly approved health plans and encouraged young people to enroll in Obamacare and spread the word to others.

"I care about you. I care about families. I care about Americans, but no matter how much I care, the truth is that for your friends, for your family the most important source of information is not going to be me, it's going to be you. They are going to trust you," President Obama explained.

During the months of October and November, only 200,000 people enrolled in federal and state exchanges.

Of those enrolled, only a quarter came through the troubled Healthcare.gov Web site.

December 23 is the last day to register for insurance in order to get coverage beginning January 1.

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