ACA sign up deadline for health coverage extended

Posted on: 4:46 am, October 29, 2013, by

Image Credit: Healthcare.gov

Image Credit: Healthcare.gov

The Obama administration has announced a six-week extension of the coverage sign up period required by the Affordable Care Act. Americans will now have until March 31 to find health insurance and avoid financial penalties.  

As the Associated Press reported via CBS News, the delay was expected ever since “White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a ‘disconnect’ in the implementation of the law.”

The ACA’s federally-facilitated online health insurance exchange - healthcare.gov – has been plagued with technical problems and remained a sore spot for people trying to use the enrollment portal to research and purchase private plans.  

Many Republican lawmakers, as well as some Democrats, have called for a one-year delay in the penalties most Americans will face if they remain uninsured.

Read the full story at CBSNews.com: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57609728/amid-website-woes-deadline-to-sign-up-for-health-coverage-is-extended/

6 comments

  • Wolfenxxx says:

    I will not ever be signing up for this mess, I don’t want anything obama has to offer, ever! some say well its the law, smh, so was slavery.
    I have looked after myself all my life and will continue to be accountable for myself.
    I will watch as all the sheeple line up for their government cheese….

    • RICKY BLACK says:

      Go to the thought of MY KIDS NEEDS TO EAT AND I CANT GET FOOD STAMPS LIKE SOME PEOPLE. I may not need this HEALTH CARE for years to come. I’m force to pay every month and that will take FOOD AWAY FROM MY FAMILY. So now what?

  • Branko Pezdi says:

    The pack of lies originated by liars – Obamacare in other words – will collapse of its own weight. Compared to the economic math the website debacle is just the tip of the iceberg, a minor glitch but highly illustrative of the government’s lack of capability to run what should be a free market enterprise. Sadly, brainwashed obamabots will never be able to understand reality, and the country suffers and declines as a result into USSR-style utopia.

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