Federal health officials announced a delay Friday for people seeking ObamaCare coverage that starts on Jan. 1, 2014.
Rather than signing up for health insurance by Dec. 15, as previously required, these users will have until Dec. 23 to choose their plans.
The policies will still begin on Jan. 1 of next year, said the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
THE HUFFINGTON POST
By Sam Stein and Arthur Delaney
Top economic adviser Gene Sperling said in a statement to The Huffington Post there is “no question” that Congress should extend emergency unemployment insurance for the more than 1 million workers who could be affected when benefits expire between Christmas and the New Year.
“We have always done so when unemployment is this high and would make little sense to fail to do so now when we are still facing the burdens of the worst downturn since the Great Recession,” Sperling said. “It is high bang for the buck for the economy, reduces poverty and helps workers who lost jobs due to no fault of their own get back on their feet.”