- Federal and state governments are continuing to let people sign up for health coverage that takes effect on January 1 even though the latest national deadline passed on Tuesday.
- Those who were unable to buy plans because of the problems affecting Obamacare's HealthCare.gov can contact a call center to see if they can still purchase plans, while Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island are allowing residents to sign up as late as New Year's Eve.
- The continued shifting of the deadlines comes amid a late surge in attempts to buy coverage, with 2M people visiting HealthCare.gov on Monday.
- However, it's not going down well with health insurers, who believe they won't have enough time to process all these late applications.
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Obamacare deadlines continue to shift
Dec 26 2013, 03:55 ET