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October 16, 2013

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October 16, 2013

Delaware health exchange gets first enrollee

SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are celebrating the state's first health insurance exchange enrollee.

Department of Health and Social Service officials have declared 59-year-old Janice Baker of Selbyville the first confirmed resident to enroll in the marketplace. It opened Oct. 1 as part of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

Baker said Tuesday that she started looking on Oct. 1 and, like many people, made several frustrated attempts to signup online and spent hours on the phone. But Baker says she had success once she cleared the browsing history, cookies and other temporary data on her computer.

Secretary Rita Landgraf says there have been glitches in the sign-up process over the past two weeks, but upgrades to the system and troubleshooting suggestions should help.

Read the story online here.

Read about the Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigation into the problems surrounding the health law’s launch here.

 

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