Source: Chicago Tribune
For most Americans who don’t have health insurance, Monday is the deadline to sign up for coverage starting on Jan. 1 under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
There is a “hardship” exception for some that permits them not to sign up any kind of health insurance at all without facing a penalty — the hardship being problems they’ve encountered with Obamacare and its malfunctioning website HealthCare.gov.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that the original deadline for obtaining medical coverage was Dec. 15. That was extended to Dec. 23 after the federal government’s website, HealthCare.gov, proved dysfunctional and sometimes non-functional.
The administration has reserved the right to change the deadline again “should exceptional circumstances pose barriers to consumers” enrolling on or before Monday.
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