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Ohio Health Care Backers Urge Patience Amid Delays

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Groups helping uninsured Ohioans sort out their health care options are preaching patience after the opening days of the nation's new health insurance system.

Computer glitches frustrated many potential applicants, and those looking for someone to walk them through what's available may be left waiting for weeks.

Those promoting the health insurance program say consumers still have months to make decisions. They say it's more important to make an informed choice even if that means waiting.

Several organizations in Ohio that will guide consumers through the steps don't expect to have all their workers in place until the beginning of November.

Consumers have until the end of March to choose a health care plan. But they must sign up by mid-December if they want coverage by Jan. 1.


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