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Local Experts Say Healthcare.gov Glitches a Thing of the Past

Updated: Wednesday, December 4 2013, 10:49 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Affordable Care Act has come under a lot of fire because of its glitchy website. Local experts say those glitches might be a thing of the past. Healthcare.gov launched October 1 promising an easy way for citizens to get health insurance online. The problem is, it kept freezing. When that happened, some Midstate families walked through the doors of Bernard Health in Belle Meade, where even professional healthcare consultants like Lindsey Van Cleave got tripped up by the government website.

On Monday the Obama Administration said 1 million people visited the website, but did not say how many successfully signed up.

Van Cleave says since the announcement things have improved. Bernard Health launched in Nashville in 2006. The company now has locations in Indianapolis, Cleveland and Austin. Founder Alex Tolbert says successful signups are happening across the board.

If you're interested in signing up for coverage on Healthcare.gov, you might want to stop by Fox17.com first. You can learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how Bernard Health can help by CLICKING RIGHT HERE. The Affordable Care Act website says for coverage starting January 1, you have to enroll by December 23.

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