The Obama administration has quietly extended the deadline to sign up for Obamacare by one extra day.
Originally people had to enroll by midnight on December 23rd to be covered at the beginning of the year. However, the Washington Post says a software change was made to allow people to still be covered if they sign up by 11:59pm on Christmas Eve.
What better way to spend Christmas Eve then nestled up to your laptop, sobbing and pulling your hair out as you fight the glitchy website and get sticker shock from the higher costs?
Just FYI - as of Monday at 11am, the website is down again saying there are "too many visitors."
Meanwhile, here in California people are getting a busy signal as the Covered California call center:
In the run-up to the Obamacare deadline, Californians have been rushing to sign up for Obamacare, though not at the rates predicted by the Obama administration. Last week, customers had to wait 20 to 30 minutes to speak with an insurance agent through the state 1-800 number, according to Covered California executive director Peter Lee.
So far the signups have been skewing older and in favor of Medicaid. Those that are healthy and young are staying away - and they are the ones needed to subsidize the older and sicker people.