When asked during Thursday's White House news conference whether HealthCare.gov would be fully fixed by the end of the month, the president was careful not to promise that would happen by Nov. 30.

“It’s fair to say that the improvement will be marked and noticeable,” President Obama said, adding that “the Web site will work much better than it did” Oct. 1.

“On November 30th, it will be a lot better. But there will still be some problems,” he added.