Many Americans are thrilled that their Obamacare insurance plans kick in on Jan. 1.
Many people rush to sign up for Obamacare ahead of deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. Both state and federal exchanges see the surge.
The deadline to pick an insurance plan through healthcare.gov is Tuesday, though some state-based exchanges have later deadlines. Don't forget to pay your premium.
Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, went down Friday morning, just ahead of Monday's deadline to apply for coverage starting Jan. 1.