Obamacare Deadline 8pm Tonight

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 8:50 am

The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will pass at 8pm AKST tonight.

 

Continued glitches with the healthcare.gov website have been well reported. This morning the Administration said tech experts were working overtime to get the site back online for the final day of enrollments.

 

For those who begin an application by 8pm tonight, there is some flexibility. The Administration says they will still accept late enrollments which were started before the deadline, but weren’t completed due to glitches. If your application isn’t finished by tonight, check the blue box at healthcare.gov to indicate which kind of glitch you experienced. The Administration says they’re operating on an honor system, with no one checking on whether applicants truly experienced a technical problem.

 

There are also deadline exemptions for anyone who suffered from a natural disaster, unresolved casework, is victims of domestic violence, was recently married, had a child or lost a job.

 

The penalty for not signing up starts at $95 per individual, or 1 percent of your income, whichever is higher. For children without insurance the penalty is $47.50 each, with a maximum of $285 per family.

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6 Comments to “Obamacare Deadline 8pm Tonight”

  • Ed M says:

    This so called (DEADLINE) is such a joke…Obama already has compromised that date!!

  • fred says:

    For those wondering—in §1311 of the health law, the HHS Secretary is given the power to set dates for enrollment.

    So no, nothing has been compromised.

    And so no, Ed, the jokes’ on you.

    Millions of Americans are getting health insurance that they otherwise would not have gotten.

    That is what scares Republicans, the Affordable Care Act is successful and a majority of Americans support it.

  • Steven Chamberlain says:

    I think Fred is in liberal dreamland. Maybe the chemtrails are causing a libtard dreamland. Really!! You fell for it so the jokes on you Fred.

  • bill says:

    Have to agree with Fred, the Affordable Care Act is a reality, and most Americans do support it.

    it’s the wingnuts like Chamberlain and ed M who are the joke. And a very sad joke they are.

  • Steven Chamberlain says:

    Looks like Bill is a libtard too. So, your Lord and savior Obummer singed up 7 million out of 320 million and that makes it a success? Sorry to burst your libtard bubble boys, but a little over 2% enrollment is a complete failure. I guess in Libtardland 2% is a majority. When it all goes to crap and the globalist scumbags knock on your door and say, come with us, get on the bus, we’ll take care of you. Bill and Fred will gladly comply, to their demise .

  • bill says:

    the 7 million represents people who did not have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act.

    Most of the 320 million already had insurance, or were either old enough to be on Medicare or too young, so there isn’t’ an analogy to be drawn on the total population figures. That’s nonsensical blather.

    Of course, you would have to use elementary deductive skills to know that, you can’t just absorb your talking points on right wing radio.

    You can’t take care of yourself, let alone take care of others. Get a clue.