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    Health Insurance & Affordable Care Act

    Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems

    Frustration With First Days of Health Exchanges

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    HealthCare.gov stumbled out of the gate Oct. 1 -- the first day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act -- as consumers tried to peruse their health-plan options and enroll in coverage.

    In the hours and days after its launch, consumers encountered long lag times and technical difficulties.

    U.S. health officials have said they see the heavy traffic on HealthCare.gov as an indication of the demand for health insurance. The administration hopes to enroll 7 million uninsured people through the federal and state health exchanges by the end of March 2014.

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