Roughly 670,000 people signed up for health plans through Healthcare.gov on Thursday, the biggest single day of enrollments in the three years since the Affordable Care Act marketplace went into effect. That beats last year's record by 70,000.

The flood of new enrollees led the Department of Health and Human Services to keep the online marketplace for an additional four days due to roughly 1 million people who officials said were stuck in online waiting rooms to enroll.

Of course, looming over a day that would otherwise be viewed by the Obama administration as an unequivocal success is President-elect Donald Trump's vow to repeal the landmark health law when he takes office in a month.

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