Unique visits to the Affordable Care Act's enrollment portal reached 14.6 million in 10 days, HHS said Friday. Improvements to the troubled website were highlighted by the department, which said that repairs in the past two weeks allowed more visitors to shop for insurance and significantly reduced wait times. The number of individuals who have actually enrolled in the exchanges has not been disclosed by HHS. Widespread problems have been an embarrassment to the White House. "The extent of the problems is pretty enormous. At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful,'" an insurance executive said.

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