by Deanna Pan
According to a press release from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, the online insurance marketplace "experienced high demand in the first hours of operation and the toll-free Customer Support Center received twice the projected amount of consumer inquiries while maintaining a positive overall wait time."
Here are the statistics coming out of day one:
Exchange officials say consumers who met with community groups trained to guide people through the marketplace were able to enroll in health insurance using paper applications — which you can do too.
The Healthplanfinder website will be unavailable tonight from 10 pm to 6 am for scheduled maintenance and system improvement.