CHAPEL HILL – Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began on October 1, but many people have been dissatisfied with the sign-up process online.

The health care website has had a number of problems over the past month that have made signing up challenging, but Congressman David Price says that the health care website is going to be a valuable asset to many people.

“Many people are going to be depending on this and I’m confident that we will get it right, (though) I think the website problems are of course very regrettable,” Price says.

Although accessing the website has been difficult, people can visit the Piedmont Health Center in Carrboro to sign up, or even call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-318-2596.  Price says many people are working hard to get the website running right.

“We’ve got to get this website running and they’re working on it day and night. Reports I have had are that people are now getting through and that its improving day by day,” Prices states.

The Affordable Care Act website is only one of the concerns in Washington right now.  Budget talks have begun in Congress and Price says there are many issues that will need to be reviewed.

“What are going to do about the fact that our tax code simply doesn’t pay our way? What about the long term future of entitlement programs like Medicare, social security? asks Price. “And what about the overly severe sequestration cuts, across the board cuts, that have already occurred?”

For more information about the Affordable Care Act, click here.