The latest salvo in the Trump administration’s battle tosink the Affordable Care Act has been launched.The already shortened enrollment period has now been furthercurtailed by the announcement from the administration that thefederal health insurance exchange website,, will beshut down “for maintenance” for 12 hours during all but one Sundayin the upcoming open enrollment season.

Kaiser Health News reports that not only will the shutdowns occurfrom 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET every Sunday except December 10, but theDepartment of Health and Human Services will also shut overnight on the first day of openenrollment, November 1. More than three dozen states, the reportsays, use that exchange for their marketplaces.

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