Obama administration grants healthcare enrollment extension

Americans now have an extra six weeks to sign up for healthcare coverage next year, after the Obama administration granted an extension in the wake of technical problems with the HealthCare.gov website enrollment portal, Boston.com reports. Under the new measure, people who sign up by the end of open enrollment season on March 31 will not face a fine, giving uninsured Americans more time to enroll than the initial mid-February deadline. Both Republicans and Democrats are asking for a one-year delay in the penalties people will face if they remain uninsured as a result of healthcare reform. Article

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