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More Than 2,300 Alaskans Sign Up for Insurance

Published On: Mar 31 2014 11:11:47 PM AKDT
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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.