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The state health insurance exchange’s online enrollment portal remains down because of a software malfunction that has dogged consumers.

Covered California took the enrollment function offline Wednesday afternoon, and officials initially said engineers hoped to have the service restored Friday.

That target was later postponed until today.

Officials did not go into detail about what’s plaguing the website, but said the breakdown was making it harder for people to enroll. The website still remains accessible to people searching for information about health plans and using the “Shop and Compare Tool” to find health care coverage in their regions.

About 828,600 people enrolled in health coverage via the state health insurance exchange through the first two weeks of February, far outpacing other states with marketplaces.

Still, this is not the first time the exchange has struggled with technology glitches. It experienced computer and phone troubles while accepting applications to train health insurance agents, and then with the……….. continues on Sacramento Bee.

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