Kathleen Sebelius: Extra Time to Enroll in ObamaCare Is ‘Not an Extension’

‘This is not an extension of open enrollment. It is just saying, like you do on election day, if you’re in line to vote, we want to make sure you vote’

Sebelius: Extra time to enroll for health care is 'not an extension' (My Fox Detroit)

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Baa administration has announced.

"It's actually a very logical way to make sure people get through the system," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during an interview on WJBK-TV Wednesday. "What we did in December, we're doing again. If you're in line on March 31 at midnight, if you're trying to get through the system and the volume is higher than expected, we want to make sure you can actually complete the process and buy health insurance."

The White House is scrambling to meet a goal of 6 million signed up through new online markets that offer subsidized private health insurance to people without access to coverage on the job. The HealthCare.gov website got more that 1 million visitors Monday, and the administration also wants to prevent a repeat of website problems that soured consumers last fall.

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