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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California.
Stragglers who haven't sign up yet on Healthcare.gov for coverage under the Affordable Care Act just got a lifeline thrown their way.
This Monday was supposed to be the hard deadline for enrollment, but citing technical problems that may arise when a rush of people head to the site, the government is giving people a grace period to apply until mid-April.
The official deadline is still March 31, but if enrollees make a good faith effort to start their applications by then, there is some wiggle room for finishing.