FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obamas signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs. For lawmakers, it is about a section of the law that may _ or may not _ require them to toss some staffers off of their federal health insurance and into the Affordable Care Acts exchanges. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, File)
Site repair: Hold that online health application
The Associated Press
First Published Nov 02 2013 10:45 am • Last Updated Nov 02 2013 06:13 pm
WASHINGTON • The troubled health insurance website is going offline until Sunday morning.
The Health and Human Services Department says a technology team will be working on HealthCare.gov, so people won’t be able to apply or enroll through the site.
The site will be down from about 9 p.m. Saturday to about 9 a.m. Sunday.
The government says people can apply for coverage through the health marketplace call center — 1-800-318-2596. That’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The federal website locked up the day it went live, Oct. 1, and has been cranky since. It’s been taken down for maintenance before — usually for a few overnight hours.
The administration has said it’s aiming to have HealthCare.gov humming along by month’s end.
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