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Obamacare Exchanges Open With Glitches

Obamacare Exchanges Open With Glitches

The Obamacare exchanges opened on Tuesday with a lot of hype, but many Texans that tried signing up found out that doing so was not as easy as the law’s supporters said it would be.

Simply put the government’s Health Care website either kept crashing or making people start over. But State senator Rodney Ellis says it doesn't take away from the excitement that the new law is here.

“Today is opening day. It’s a happy day. But there are always glitches in starting up any program,” Ellis said.

Officials, including President Barack Obama, said the glitches happened because of all the traffic going to the site and should be fixed within a few days.

“Consider that Apple rolled out a new operating system. Within days they found a glitch, so they fixed it,” President Obama said.

Obamacare supporters are preaching patience and say that if you are signing up you have six months to do so.

But many of you though, because of all the confusion with Obamacare, still have questions. Do you need to sign up for Obamacare if your job already offers you insurance?

“No. The law is for people who aren’t covered by their employers. The law was designed to fill the gaps in the system,” Joanne Kenen of Politico told KTRH.

Kenen of Politico says if you have coverage at work, you'll keep getting it at work.

“By and large that is not going to change,” Kenen said.

KTRH tried to contact some of the places helping Houstonians sign up for Obamacare. They did not return our calls and emails.

 

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