About 40,000 to 50,000 people have used HealthCare.gov to sign up for private health care plans, excluding Medicaid enrollments and those who used state exchanges to enroll, sources say. The number is a small proportion of the 500,000 enrollees targeted by the White House for October. Many users failed to create accounts or finish insurance applications because of design and technology issues in the signup process. A separate report from Avalere Health found that about 49,000 people have signed up for health insurance in 12 of the states that run their own exchanges.
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