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Covered California Tightens White House Extension for Californians

Covered California Tightens White House Extension for Californians

The Obama administration will give people signing up for health insurance more time to complete their enrollment.  

Anyone who claims they have begun the enrollment process before the March 31, deadline, will be given until mid-April to complete the process.  

The move is said to be made in anticipation of a last-minute surge of people seeking health insurance before the deadline.  

The White House said more than 1.1 million people visited HealthCare.gov on Monday, the second largest day of traffic on the site.

Washington is apparently more patient than Sacramento when it comes to deadlines for the Affordable Health Care Act. California is sticking to Monday's health insurance enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications. 

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said people who start an application on the state's health insurance exchange by 11:59 p.m. Monday will have until April 15 to finish. 

 

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