Health insurance marketplaces struggle to handle surge of customers on first day of enrollment

  • by: CARLA K. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 9:45 PM

CHICAGO — Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but government websites designed to sell the policies struggled to handle the traffic, with many frustrated users reporting trouble setting up accounts.

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