Approximately 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, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. 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 complete insurance applications due to design flaws and technology problems in the signup process. A separate report from Avelere 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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