Health care website stumbles on last day

Health care website stumbles on last day

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This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov internet site, indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic.Today is deadline day for uninsured Americans to sign up for coverage through US President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 12:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day.
 
   Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright says technicians have identified an issue affecting consumers who are trying to create new accounts.
 
   As a result, new users will not be able to access the system for the time-being. Technicians are working to fix the problem.
 
   People with existing accounts can continue to work on their applications.
 
   Albright said more than 100,000 people are using the system at the same time.

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