I’m sure that millions of Americans will be delighted to learn that the White House is granting them an extra 24 hours to sign up for Obamacare. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend Christmas Eve on healthcare.gov?
The clock to sign up for Obamacare coverage that begins January 1 was supposed to run out at midnight on Monday, but administration officials have extended it 24 hours, through Christmas eve, according to the Washington Post. The Post reports that they did so without any public announcement of the change:
Over the weekend, government officials and outside IT contractors working on the online marketplace’s computer system made a software change that automatically gives people a Jan. 1 start date for their new coverage as long as they enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Sources told the Post that the 24-hour extension has been built into the online system and is intended as a precaution in the event that the the problem-plagued website sees a surge of traffic from individuals looking to sign up at the last minute, and buckles under the weight. (Read More)
With Christmas just around the corner, and Barry in Hawaii catching some sleep and sun and reminiscing about the halcyon days when alls he had to do was hustle rich guys on the sands of Waikiki, the good folks at the White House want you to share in the holiday cheer.
You can all have an extra day to sign up for ObamaCare! (Read More)