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Healthcare.gov Help Comes to Erie's Blasco Library

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Help for those interested in signing up for health insurance on healthare.gov comes to Erie's Blasco Library on Wednesday.

Certified "market place navigators" and "application counselors" from Community Health Net will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act, then help people sign up for an account and enroll in health care.

The sessions are:

Dec. 6 (Friday)
     1-3pm & 3-5pm
Dec. 11 (Wednesday)
    1-3pm, 3-5pm, & 6-8pm
- Call and register in order to ensure a computer, at 451-6927
- Bring copies of 2012 federal income tax return to sign up

Americans must sign up for health care by the Dec. 23 deadline to receive coverage that starts on Jan. 1.

The website for President Obama's landmark health care bill suffered serious technical issues at launch in October and was heavily criticized. The White House now says healthcare.gov is markedly improved, and most users should be able to register without a hiccup.

1.38 million users visited the website between Monday and noon on Tuesday this week, showing that its traffic handling capabilities has increased significantly.

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