Obamacare Site Goes Down Again

Just days before supposed deadline


The federal Obamacare exchange website went down again Friday, leaving consumers unable to sign up just days before the deadline to obtain coverage by Jan. 1.

Applicants to healthcare.gov were initially greeted with a message saying that the system is down for scheduled maintenance. Visitors were advised to try again later or enter their email address to receive notice when the site is working again.

The exchange's tech team encountered an error during routine maintenance on Thursday night, said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.