NEW INFORMATION: Health care website stumbles on last day

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Health insurance enrollment counselors across Wisconsin are prepared for a lot of activity as a key deadline under the federal health care overhaul law nears.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day.

Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright says technicians have identified an issue affecting consumers who are trying to create new accounts.

As a result, new users will not be able to access the system for the time-being. Technicians are working to fix the problem.

People with existing accounts can continue to work on their applications.

Albright said more than 100,000 people are using the system at the same time.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --Health insurance enrollment counselors across Wisconsin are prepared for a lot of activity as a key deadline under the federal health care overhaul law nears.

Monday at 11 p.m. is the open enrollment deadline in Wisconsin for most people to purchase insurance coverage under the federal law championed by President Barack Obama.

Job centers and other locations with people on hand to help with the enrollment process were open across Wisconsin on Monday to deal with the expected rush.

Meeting the deadline means avoiding financial penalties on 2014 federal taxes. After Monday's deadline, only people with limited special circumstances will be able to get coverage that meets the federal law's requirements.


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