Computer shutdowns at HHS will cut into ACA sign-ups

The Trump administration plans to shut down the federal health insurance exchange for 12 hours during all but one Sunday in the coming open enrollment season.

The shutdown will occur from midnight to noon Eastern Daylight Time on every Sunday except Dec. 10.

The Department of Health and Human Services will also shut down the federal exchange — healthcare.gov — overnight on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 1. More than three dozen states use that exchange for their marketplaces.

HHS officials disclosed this information Friday during a webinar with community groups that help people enroll.

 

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/447113553.html

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