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Obamacare Website to be Fixed by End of November

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The expert the White House hired to fix the massive problems with the Obamacare website says he expects it to be running smoothly by the end of November.

Jeffrey Zients told reporters Friday the problems with Healthcare.gov are fixable.

Thousands of people trying to buy government mandated health insurance using the website have run into numerous problems. Some users complain of extremely long wait times while others have had their passwords rejected. Other users say they were given conflicting prices for the same health plan.

Executives of the companies who built the website told Congress Wednesday the system was not fully tested and that last-minute changes to the website contributed to the problems.

Republicans opposed to Obamacare say the computer problems illustrate their argument the health care law is not ready.



Under the Affordable Care Act, people without private health insurance can sign up for government subsidized plans through the website. Those who fail to carry any health insurance would pay a penalty.

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