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Connecticut doing 'extremely well' with health care enrollment, governor says

Almost all of the state's residents polled were satisfied about Connecticut's own health care exchange and accompanying website.
Associates at Community Health Center wear buttons reading "Get Obamacare" during a session to enroll people in the nation'€™s new health insurance system at the Community Health Center, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New Britain, Conn.
Associates at Community Health Center wear buttons reading "Get Obamacare" during a session to enroll people in the nation'€™s new health insurance system at the Community Health Center, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New Britain, Conn.

More than three-quarters of residents in Connecticut said they would "very likely" recommend their state's health care website. Additionally, almost all--98%--of the residents polled "felt satisfied" about the Constitution State's health care call center.

"Things are going extremely well in Connecticut," Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday on Morning Joe.

Connecticut was one of the few states to set up its own health care exchanges instead of outsourcing the entity to the federal government. There have been about 230,000 visits to the site, and about 8,000 individuals have enrolled, the Democratic governor said.

Similarly, when sign ups began during 2007 in Massachusetts, 123 people enrolled during the first month, followed by almost 2,300 in the second month. By the end of the year, 36,000 residents had enrolled.

About 45 million uninsured Americans had the opportunity to enroll in health insurance programs through HealthCare.gov beginning on Oct. 1. An estimated 15 million users have visited the site, but many of them have given it negative reviews because of widespread glitches.

The Obama administration's health care law was at the heart of the debate that caused last month's government shutdown.

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