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Sarasota News Leader October 25, 2013 Linda Stone, the CEO of the Community Health Center of North Port, says it's important to understand that not all signups are going through There's the 1-800 hotline, for instance, and you can even mail in your application. One of the roles counselors such as Zackery play is helping folks identify those alternative ways of applying. Page 26 now, two months from now, they'll get it up and they'll get it working. People will be signing up." Litwiler says once the website starts functioning more efficiently, she expects her office will be much busier. But website or not, she's pressing on. "I'm here," she says, "so I can Stone says the local office is participating talk to people about it and try to guide them." in regular calls with the federal government "One hundred and fifty-nine days are left to about best practices in the field and how improvements to the main website are com- enroll," says Stone. (Not that anyone's counting along. "There's a lot of technical assistance ing.) "People are starting to get a little anxious coming in from the federal government," she to enroll, and they want to go ahead and move says. The White House announced a "tech forward with it." But her organization's missurge" this week to correct problems with sion remains unchanged since the launch of "It's our goal to get as many But will Floridians have the patience to people signed up for health insurance as allow the site to work? Kentucky Gov. Steve possible." Beshear, a Democrat, this week touted the success of ObamaCare in his state to CNN. The South West Florida Coalition for Peace The Kentucky-created insurance marketplace and Justice will hold a forum on ObamaCare is signing up 1,000 new users a day, he said, moderated by WMNF's Rob Lorei at 7:30 p.m. calling the state's program the "gold standard" Monday, Oct. 28, at Florida Studio Theatre's of ObamaCare sites. His advice to other states John C. Court Cabaret, 1241 N. Palm Ave., and the media? "Take a deep breath." Sarasota. Tickets are $20 or $35 for two. "This system is going to work," he said. RSVP by calling 586-6839 or by emailing "Whether it's a week from now, a month from % I am so incredibly pleased, with my beautiful smile and my comfortable and natural bite. - Barbara Lee For a complimentary consultation call 941.923.5406 | Christine Koval, D.M.D. |

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