PolitiFact.com, March 17, 2014

With a March 31 deadline fast- approaching to purchase health insurance or risk a penalty, the White House is engaged a media blitz encouraging people to check out healthcare.gov. "Healthcare.gov works great now," President Barack Obama said during a video appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis' faux talkshow "Between Two Ferns" — right after Galifianakis mocked it as "the thing that doesn't work." So does healthcare.gov work "great" now? "Great" is a subjective term, but we decided to investigate exactly how far along the site has come since its early troubles. Our review focused on three different groups: consumers, health insurance companies and state Medicaid programs.

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