ObamaCare deadline extended by a day
December 24 , 2013
The Obama administration decided to extend the deadline to sign up for a health care plan by 24 hours.
A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the extension came as the officials expected high demand and also the fact that "consumers may be enrolling from multiple time zones." The move came as a surprise and even a spokeswomen for the insurance giant Aetna didn't have any knowledge of it.
The original deadline, was in fact, last week but the date was pushed back due to glitches. Reports suggest that the government is talking to insurers in order to make sure that those who miss the deadline will be covered as if they were signed up for a while.
Procrastinators have time until March 31 to sign up without facing a penalty.