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More glitches on day two of PA insurance system

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 2, 2013 4:00 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- Glitches have marked the second day in a new insurance system for Pennsylvanians under the Affordable Care Act, making enrollment difficult.

Residents report being unable to start shopping from among the 56 health insurance plans available to Pennsylvanians.

Coverage under the plans begins January 1.

Cynette Fleming, a certified nurse's assistant, says she came to Independence Blue Cross' mobile health insurance center in Philadelphia because she was having trouble getting information from the federal government's online portal, healthcare.gov.

Retiree Lucille Romano spent more than two hours at a Highmark retail insurance store in Allentown trying to create an account.

Pennsylvania is one of 36 states whose online exchanges are being run by the federal government after Governor Corbett declined the job.

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