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Exchange marketplace opening marked by delays, system problems
Modern Healthcare

It was a less than smooth start for the federal government’s health insurance marketplace in 36 states, as heavy traffic to its website caused delays and system issues. The marketplace—fully or partly operated by HHS—opened amid a congressional budget standoff and a government shutdown.

A visit to the site at 10:00 a.m. EDT was met with the message: “The system is down at the moment. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please try again later.”