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WA Health Insurance Exchange Website Down Again

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NBCRightNow.com - The website for Washington's health insurance exchange is back down again with new technical issues after problems last week took the website down for four days.

Spokeswoman Bethany Frey says problems at the Washington Department of Social and Health Services forced the site to shut down Monday morning.  DSHS is having problems with its own system that helps determine whether people are eligible for free or reduced cost insurance.

Without the DSHS site, the health insurance site can't process applications.

The health benefit exchange site came back online Saturday morning after four days of maintenance for other technical problems.  Frey says it was working fine over the weekend.

Washington residents have until December 23rd to sign up and pay for health insurance through the exchange if they want to be insured on January 1st.