JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says there will likely be some glitches associated with Tuesday's scheduled rollout of the online health insurance marketplace in Alaska.
Susan Johnson says there may be surges in use or delays in response time.
But she says that shouldn't diminish the fact that now, millions of people around the country who have been "locked out from the peace of mind of getting health insurance" because of past health problems will now have access to it.
She noted, as other officials have, that Tuesday isn't a deadline but when Alaskans can begin browsing their options for private insurance on the new website.
Johnson says if there is a federal government shutdown, it should not impact the website going live.