Marketplace Website Faces Glitches

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM EDT


Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The Health Care Act the spawned the government shutdown kicked in at midnight on Tuesday, but not without some glitches.

Each state has its own marketplace website, tailored to help residents find insurance.

The one for New York crashed just minutes after kicking into gear. Wednesday morning, it was still honing out issues.

New York State of Health is the Empire State's version of the Affordable Care Act.

The website for the program received more than two million hits in 90 minutes on Tuesday morning, crashing it and causing glitches on the website throughout the day.

Early Wednesday morning, a message on the website popped up, stating "We apologize for the inconvenience, the Marketplace is undergoing maintenance. Please try again later."