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ACA enrollment deadline pushed to mid-April




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.
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.
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Stragglers who haven't sign up yet on Healthcare.gov for coverage under the Affordable Care Act just got a lifeline thrown their way. 

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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. 

For details, we're joined by LA Times health care reporter Chad Terhune