What Is And Is Not Working

AFC_2013Washington (CNN) — The government-run health insurance exchanges have been open for business for 20 days. But a host of issues have plagued the highly anticipated launch, making it difficult for both consumers and insurance providers.

“There’s no sugarcoating it,” President Barack Obama said from the Rose Garden on Monday. “The problem has been that the website that’s supposed to make it easy to apply for and purchase the insurance is not working the way it should for everybody.”

Error messages: is plagued with technical problems. The Obama administration hasn’t completely released the cause or extent of the problems, likely because they haven’t quite figured them out.

Spinning icon: For others, the website is extremely slow. The spinning icon that indicates that the website is working, albeit slowly, is a huge frustration in the age of (relatively) fast connection speeds.

Faulty information: It’s not only consumers wanting to sign up for health insurance who are having trouble, but the insurance companies that provide coverage are experiencing difficulties with the exchanges, too.

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