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A Rocky Start for ‘Obamacare’ Rollout in Washington

State Website Down: Twin Cities In-Person Assistance Locations Advise Lewis County Residents to Call Before Coming in For Appointments to Enroll in New Health Insurance Plans

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:29 am

The phone rang steadily Tuesday as trained staff at Valley View’s Chehalis Health Center fielded calls, switching fluently between English and Spanish, to assist the public with questions about the delays in rolling out the state’s new online insurance marketplace.

Despite state officials taking the highly-anticipated Washington Healthplanfinder website offline, shortly after it went live Tuesday morning, workers at the Twin Cities’ in-person assistance locations did what they could to clear public confusion.

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