New health care website will face scrutiny ahead of open enrollment

November 10, 2014 4:29 PM

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The new version of is ready for public use five days ahead of the open enrollment period beginning on Nov. 15. The updated site will likely be under tough scrutiny by the media and public after last year’s launch exposed widespread glitches. Past problems initially prevented millions of Americans from registering for insurance plans, and some people blamed President Barack Obama for failing to deal with the crisis.

The website serves Americans shopping for health care plans in the 36 states that did not create individual exchanges. The upgraded platform is expected to be more user-friendly and to contain more information than was available last fall. New features include the ability to sort plans by both the a...

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