While the ability to log on to the federal government's HealthCare.gov website is still a hit-or-miss proposition, there are other ways you can shop for insurance while the Obama Administration irons out the kinks.  The Illinois Department of Insurance reminds the state's exchange website GetCoveredIllinois.gov is up and running, and you can also enroll in person at any number of sites.

Agency spokesman Mark Terry says one of the most popular options to study your options is expected to be your county health department.

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For more information, call 1-866-311-1119.  Despite ongoing problems, President Obama is defending the healthcare reform law.  On Friday, he insisted problems are being fixed and said the overall law will help provide affordable, quality healthcare for millions of Americans who do not have access to health insurance.  Obama argued that everyone now pays for a "broken" healthcare system where uninsured people are forced to go to hospital emergency rooms when they get sick.  

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