Trump administration extends ACA enrollment by 36 hours

Deadline to signup for the ACA/’ObamaCare’ technically ended on Sunday. But, because of website glitches and call center delays and the Trump administration granted a thirty-six hour extension for 2020 enrollment.

“The post-Thanksgiving ramp-up in sign-ups was better than expected, and the momentum bodes well for the key final surge into the deadline this Sunday, December 15,” Newshel said in a note last week. 

Last year, the number of people who signed up for 2019 health plans fell 4% to 8.5 million people from 2018, but saw a typical trend of last-minute shopping in the final week. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services runs enrollment for insurance plans created by the ACA, often called Obamacare, through the online marketplace, HealthCare.gov, for 38 states.

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