Texans Bypass Computers To Sign Up For Health Insurance

HOUSTON (October 2, 2013)--Some Texans used old-school paper documents or set up face-to-face meetings in order to enroll in the nation's new health insurance system as ongoing website snafus created problems on the second day of open enrollment.

Luis Veloz, 19, says he filled out a paper application form early Tuesday and mailed it in the evening.

On Wednesday the college student said he is eager to get health insurance because his parents racked up $250,000 in medical debt after his father had a heart attack.

Others say they understand the first days of a new program will be bumpy and will wait to enroll in a few weeks.

Steve Wolf has been trying to enroll for two days and says he is frustrated.

The government should have anticipated the rush, he said.

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