"Just here in Indiana, there's over 834,000 uninsured, and we're anticipating over twenty-five percent of those are going to try to get some sort of subsidy, or see what kind of tax credits they qualify for.” -Scott Pearson, PMG Agency
As the Affordable Care Act went live today, thousands of people tried to log in to sign up for the new health care plans, but couldn't- as the site was down for most of the day.
WFFT’s Andrew Logsdon tried all day.
And just in the past hour, it's finally up and working.
It's been the same many people here in Indiana and Ohio.
"There's been several glitches with the healthcare.gov site, which we've anticipated for quite some time,” insurance broker Scott Pearson says.
Pearson says he's been trying to log on since one in the morning.
And he says it's because so has everyone else.
"Just here in Indiana, there's over 834,000 uninsured, and we're anticipating over twenty-five percent of those are going to try to get some sort of subsidy, or see what kind of tax credits they qualify for,” Pearson says.
A quick look at social media shows it was a national problem- with people everywhere shut out of the site on the same day as the government shut down.
Last night, in a last ditch effort, congress created a bill that would have delayed implementing the Affordable Care Act for at least another year.
Democrats gave a resounding no, despite President Obama already approving delays in portions of the ACA- Like the provision that requires businesses with over fifty employees to provide health insurance or pay a penalty.
People here in Indiana say they're fed up with the battle between the House and the Senate.
"I think that there is no more compromise in congress. Nobody cares- it's all my way or the highway, and I think it's ridiculous, and we're not going to get anywhere in that kind of shape,” says Jim Gebele.
"And it somehow, we could stop their check from coming, and stop paying them when they don't do anything- then they would think differently about this whole thing,” says Gerlena Clark.
But even the people are divided.
"It's going to make it hard for me, and I think they forgot my group, the sixties. I can't be on Medicare yet, I have to have private insurance, and it's going to skyrocket,” says Carol Dinnen.
"About time someone's done something right. A lot of people are suffering out there right now,” says Dave Malloley.
Pearson says if you haven't signed up- don't worry.
More insurance companies can sell ACA plans by October tenth, and even more by the end of the month.
And if you already have insurance, your current plans are grandfathered in, according to the law.
You can go to PMG’s site for more information about the Affordable Care Act at-
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