Obamacare Deadline Extended for In-Process Applicants

by Karl Utermohlen | March 26, 2014 12:10 pm

The government has decided to have the Obamacare deadline[1] extended in order to allow more Americans to enroll without a penalty.

NewLetters Obamacare Deadline Extended for In Process Applicants[2]
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The Obama administration set March 31 as the deadline[3] to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. However, Americans who were unable to complete their enrollment before March 31 will now get more time to get their health care without a penalty.

The government was originally going to impose penalties that would’ve set people back by as much as 1% of their income. This is not the case anymore thanks to the decision to have the Obamacare deadline extended.

Healthcare.gov has more than 1.1 million visitors on March 24 which is the second-most traffic the website’s seen in a day. Many people are scrambling to sign up for the Affordable Care Act at the last moment.

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Endnotes:
  1. Obamacare deadline: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/affordable-care-act-obamacare-deadline/#.UzL9YKiwXRE
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/NewLetters.jpg
  3. the deadline: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-25/obamacare-website-draws-1-dot-1-million-as-penalty-deadline-looms
  4. Why Obamacare Is a Godsend to Other Workers: http://investorplace.com/2014/03/obamacare-godsend-older-workers/#.UzL9eaiwXRE
  5. CGI Group, Firm That Botched Obamacare Site,  $4.87M Extension: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/cgi-group-contract-extension-obamacare-accenture/#.UzL9baiwXRE
  6. Obamacare Enrollment Hits 5M Milestone: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/obamacare-enrollment-hits-5m-milestone/#.UzL9d6iwXRE

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