|November 3, 2013
Source: Fox NY
The problem-plagued ObamaCare website was shut down Saturday night for “extended” repairs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Technicians have shut down HealthCare.gov during weekends since the site launched Oct. 1 but just for a few overnight hours.
The site went offline this weekend from 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.
"The HealthCare.gov tech team is performing extended maintenance this weekend to improve network infrastructure and make enhancements to the online application and enrollment tools,” agency spokeswoman Joanne Peters said Saturday.
The Obama administration says Americas can still apply for insurance coverage by calling a toll-free number available around the clock.
In recent weeks, the administration has brought in outside experts to assist in getting the site running.