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Healthcare website trickles in Connecticut

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  • US health data program off-line, affecting CT

    US health data program off-line, affecting CT

    Monday, October 28 2013 6:30 AM EDT2013-10-28 10:30:01 GMT
    A federal data program has been knocked off-line, holding up determinations on Medicaid enrollment and tax credit subsidies for Connecticut's health insurance exchange. Kathleen Tallarita, spokeswomanMore >
    A federal data program has been knocked off-line, holding up determinations on Medicaid enrollment and tax credit subsidies for Connecticut's health insurance exchange.More >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A federal data program was knocked offline Sunday night, which affected the Access Health Connecticut website.

The website for Access Health CT, which is a group solely created to help people sign up for health insurance, was "operating normally" by Monday morning.

The application and enrollment system on HealthCare.gov experienced an outage because of computer issues.

"Terremark, the company that operates the data center that hosts the HealthCare.gov website and the Data Services Hub, experienced a failure in a networking component, and planned maintenance to replace it brought down network connectivity to the data center. Access Health CT relies on this federal system to verify identities in real time," officials with Access Health CT said in a statement Monday.

Connecticut has been running its own exchange website rather than deferring to the federal one.

There has been 3,847 individuals who have signed up for coverage through Access Health CT between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.

For more information on Access Health CT, click here.

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