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Obama's simple promises vex complex health rollout

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - With many Americans losing coverage, there's even more concern over the problems with the website. FOX17 National Correspondent Kristine Frazao takes a look at the issues ahead. The first month of sign ups for the Affordable Health Care Law has been filled with surprises. The situation now is a website that doesn't work properly and millions finding out their individual health plans will be changing. The question now on many people's minds: What's next? Those answers are hard to find on the website as it is functioning today. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the website, says a full fix is still on track for the end of November.

Marilyn Tavenner, who was also supposed to have the website's security systems resolved before the October 1 rollout, never did. Finally, one of the biggest problems could be about a year away. The Cato Institute's Michael Tanner says the cancellations for employers whose current plans don't comply with Obamacare regulations could cause an avalanche of issues for employees who depend on the coverage. One thing we are hearing quite a bit now in Washington is better now, early on, than later.

The Obama Administration says there's a reason people were given 6 months to sign up and reiterated the problems will be dealt with as they come. With sign ups so far being older people, if younger Americans don't sign up eventually, it could put in jeopardy the entire structure of the law.

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