Thursday, December 26, 2013

Obamacare's Never Ending Deadline Shifts - Christmas Edition

This is from Peter Landers at the Wall Street Journal

... As darkness fell on Christmas Eve, the federal site posted a further modification, saying people who "might have run into delays" and missed the deadline should contact a call center. "We still may be able to help you get covered as soon as January 1," it said.

A Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman, Joanne Peters, said the call centers "are doing casework on an individual basis."

Many of the states running their own exchanges have announced similar delays. California set a new deadline of Friday at 8 p.m. local time for people who didn't finish filling out their applications, telling them to contact a call center. Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island said residents could sign up as late as New Year's Eve for coverage starting the next day. ...