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October 1st, 2013
07:06 PM ET

Rough roll out for Obamacare website

Shutdown or no shutdown, the first phase of the president's health care law, so-called Obamacare, just went live.

While users cannot get actual coverage until 2014, Tuesday marked the first day Americans could go online to sign up.

Or at least try to sign up, because there's been more than a few kinks reported in the roll out of the newly-minted Obamacare website healthcare.gov, and several of the state pages it links to.

Several users trying to log on to the new site Tuesday morning encountered an error message: "Health Insurance Marketplace: Please Wait." An ironic request, considering House Republicans are demanding a delay of the plan.

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, live from South Carolina, a state where about a fifth of the population is uninsured.

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