Covered California website down, Clinica Sierra Vista cannot sign up residents

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California healthcare marketplace website Covered California was not working Wednesday.

"We have a lot of names on waiting lists. We have a lot of interested patients particularly uninsured folks who have had a hard time finding coverage in the past,” said Steve Schilling, CEO of Clinica Sierra Vista.

The local organization Clinica Sierra Vista has 46 providers ready to assist people enroll in the healthcare, but they cannot sign anyone up.

"It's terribly frustrating. We have lots and lots of patients who are anxious to enroll to take a look, to explore and what's out there in the marketplace and they really aren't able to do that."

Employees at Covered California did not have a specific time that the website would be functional again. They warned the website may be down all night.

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