Health Insurance Extension Granted! But not for everyone.


The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that an extension has been granted to those who have started to apply for health insurance but aren’t able to finish by the March 31st deadline.

Aaron Albright, the Health and Human Services spokesperson for the White house said in a statement to the Associated Press, “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment, either online or over the phone.”

The Associated Press also states that “the grace period will be available to people on the honor system.”  Applicants who haven’t finished filing have to attest that special circumstances or a complex case prevented them from finishing by the March 31st deadline date.

There are over 6 million people who are still scrambling to meet the March 31st deadline date. On Monday, over one million people visited the website, attempting to sign up but were met with a bevy of website problems.

The decision to extend unemployment benefits was addressed last week.  For now, it’s unclear how long the extension will last.

For more information on the extension, you can visit the Associate Press website.

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