- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Heavy web traffic and software glitches prevented some Alaskans from enrolling in the online federal marketplace on Monday, the deadline to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.

Enroll Alaska, a broker created to help enroll individuals in private health insurance, had signed up more than 2,300 Alaskans as of Monday.

That’s well off the goal of signing up 8,000 Alaskans by the deadline.

Tyann Boling with Enroll Alaska says it has been an incredible struggle to get information out about the new law and what people must do. She says the federal government didn’t help spread the message in Alaska.

Boling expects the number to increase since those who encountered web problems will have two additional weeks to enroll.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide