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42 state exchange websites still having problems

Last updated on October 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Note: An earlier version of this post misattributed which companies were serving as system integrators in each state. We apologize for the error. 

Dan Diamond, Managing Editor

It's the same story for the Affordable Care Act's new health insurance exchange websites: Four days after they were supposed to be up and running, most of them still weren't working as of Friday afternoon.

While website readiness has improved a bit across the week—during Tuesday's launch, every site was down or error-plagued at some point—long load times and other site glitches still plagued nearly all of the new health insurance exchange websites across Friday.

Don't judge the exchanges' fate too soon: Join us for a conversation on November 15 as our experts perform a pulse check on Obamacare.

And trying to sign up for coverage through healthcare.gov, which is the clearinghouse for the 36 states that rely on the federal exchange's system, remains a non-starter for most would-be applicants. That issue got new life on Friday afternoon when even the de facto poster boy for healthcare.gov—Chad Henderson, a 21-year-old man who said he'd signed up for coverage through the website—retracted his account.

So what's the latest state of the marketplaces? Here's the Daily Briefing's rolling look at which exchange websites are still having glitches, as of Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. ET.


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