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October 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Washington Healthplanfinder still not fully working

From Patrick Marshall: The Washington Healthplanfinder, the website for the new health insurance exchange, is still experiencing severe glitches, with Web pages taking more than a minute to load.  The process of creating an account, necessary to save application information, could not be completed successfully. The site, at, has had performance problems since it launched Tuesday…



October 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM back up again, but performance still an issue

From Patrick Marshall: The Washington Health Benefit Exchange just announced that its site was live again as of 1:30 p.m.  They advise that “some users may still experience intermittent issues completing online applications. We encourage all applicants to save their information and return to should such a situation arise. At 8 p.m., the marketplace…