Public deems various enrollment delays unfair

Most people say allowing some consumers additional time to enroll in the health insurance exchanges is unfair, according to a new survey from HealthPocket. Of the 1,307 consumers surveyed, 76 percent said it's unfair that the federal exchange has extended the enrollment deadline for consumers who have already started their application. Many state-based exchanges haven't postponed the deadline, leaving some without extra time to enroll. That means the open enrollment period varies by as much as three months across the country. Consumers in Massachusetts, for example, have until June 30 to switch to plans if they were enrolled in a temporary state-run plan after the exchange experienced an application processing delay. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., is letting its consumers enroll through April 15 if they've already created an account on its online marketplace. Survey