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Harry Reid to Obamacare enrollees: Learn to use the Internet

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Wednesday the problems associated with signing up for Obamacare are not caused by the glitch-filled healthcare.gov website.

Rather, it’s the enrollees who need a lesson in using a computer.

“No, it's through no fault of the Internet, because people are not educated on how to use the Internet,” Reid said.

Reid referenced a story he heard on the radio, in which a 63-year-old woman in Connecticut was able to sign up for the law in person at one of two locations set up by the state. The woman said she was nearly successful at signing up on healthcare.gov, but the system cut her off at the end.

“We have a lot of people just like this,” Reid said.

Democrats were on the defensive again Wednesday after the Obama administration granted yet another waiver for the health care law. Under the latest delay, those trying to sign up by March 31 on the glitch-filled healthcare.gov will get a couple of extra weeks to do so.

Reid said the delay was justified because of internet ignorance.

“I don't know how many thousands and thousands of people will be able to have health care as a result of extending this time,” Reid said, defending the decision.

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Susan Ferrechio

Chief Congressional Correspondent
The Washington Examiner