Hagan calls healthcare website glitches ‘unacceptable’

cmcmillan@charlotteobserver.comOctober 23, 2013 

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said the computer glitches keeping many Americans from signing up for the new healthcare offerings are “unacceptable,” as she gathered with a small group of business leaders at the Charlotte Chamber’s uptown office Wednesday morning.

Hagan, a Democrat, was in town to announce a “Hire a Hero” bill, one that would make permanent a set of expiring tax incentives that encourage business owners to hire veterans.

“I am frustrated on...behalf of the constituents in North Carolina,” Hagan said. “We’ve got to have these exchanges working. We’ve got to have the website open, so that individuals can read what’s out there for them, look at the cost, and sign up and get the care they so ably deserve.”

She also assured that President Barack Obama and his staff were working hard to get the issues resolved. Read more here.

Before her remarks, the state GOP was pushing Hagan on the issue. “Kay Hagan is devoting all her time to raising cash from lobbyists and liberal groups instead of addressing the serious concerns North Carolinians have about Obamacare,” said party spokesman Daniel Keylin, referring to Hagan attending an fundraising event for EMILY’s List next week in New York.

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