Sat 10:13pm: Site repair: Hold that online health application
WASHINGTON (AP) – The application page of the troubled health insurance website is 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.
That part of the site will be down from about 9 p.m. today 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.