AUGUSTA — U.S. Sen. Angus King is directing Mainers and other residents to an alternative website for viewing insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul.

The independent senator is recommending consumers use TheHealthSherpa.com while the federal website, Healthcare.gov, continues experiencing glitches.

Healthcare.gov, where consumers can go to view insurance plans and buy coverage under the Affordable Care Act, has experienced technical difficulties since its launch Oct. 1.

King says the alternative website allows consumers to compare the plans being offered in 34 states, including Maine. While residents can’t buy coverage on TheHealthSherpa.com, they are directed to private insurance sites where they can enroll.

King says it’s a temporary alternative until the federal government resolves the problems with healthcare.gov.


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