Last-minute rush sees one million go online to sign up to Obamacare before deadline expires
More than one million US shoppers visited healthcare.gov in past 24 hours
Original deadline for enrolling for health insurance was 11.59pm yesterday
But this has been extended to midnight tonight to deal with high demand
Many potential customers met with a stalled and malfunctioning website
By Sophie Jane Evans
PUBLISHED: 04:47 EST, 24 December 2013 | UPDATED: 05:27 EST, 24 December 2013
More than one million Americans have gone online in the past 24 hours to sign up for health insurance, it has been revealed.
A last-minute rush of shoppers visited the the ever-breaking healthcare.gov yesterday - what was supposed to be the final day people could enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
However, the deadline has now been extended to tonight to give more people a chance to sign up.