Monday marked the first day that Americans could sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The Obama Administration says about 2.8 million Americans signed onto the website Monday and reports indicate that more than a few had difficulty making much headway.
We talked to two Midstate residents who ran into obstacles; an individual and a small business owner.
"I tried an hour just to create a user name and that didn't get me anywhere," said Ashley Stoltz of Myerstown, who went on healthcare.gov early in the morning hoping to compare prices on different policies.
It didn't go well.
"I just got frustrated," she said. "I got to one other screen where they ask me the secret questions and they wouldn't even load the secret questions so I just bailed out."
Ashley went to work, came home and gave it one more shot.
"It just sat there and said please be patient while the page loads," she said. "But it would not give me a definite time."
President Obama says glitches were to be expected and will be fixed.
"It was rather frustrating," said small business owner Keith Munshower. "Pages were down, which I understand. Everybody's going to it."
Munshower owns Connext Security Solutions and is looking to provide healthcare for his workers. He went on healthcare.gov to find out what options are out there.
"Filled out all our information," he said. "They say click next and it'll show you the plans available to you. When we did that, it showed us 'error, no data available for you."
This wasn't the first time Munshower has tried to find out what he must do to comply with the new healthcare law.
"I've literally had one agency contradict what the other agency said."
Both Keith and Ashley say they will return to the website.
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