AUGUSTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is directing Mainers and other residents to an alternative website for viewing insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul.

The independent senator is recommending consumers use while the federal website,, continues experiencing glitches.

King says the alternative website allows consumers to compare the plans being offered in 34 states, including Maine. While residents can’t buy coverage on The-, they are directed to private insurance sites where they can enroll.

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