COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's director of insurance says she's experienced the same computer glitches that have frustrated many potential applicants searching for insurance plans under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor told a group of small business owners Wednesday that her insurance department is encouraging people to be patient and try during off hours.
Consumers can get private health insurance, subsidized by the federal government, through the new insurance markets created by the health law.
Ohio chose to let the federal government run its online marketplace, which has been snarled by technical glitches and long waits.
Taylor, a Republican, has been one of Ohio's most vocal critics of the health overhaul. She said because Washington is operating the marketplace, the state doesn't know how many Ohioans have successfully enrolled.