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December 26, 2013
Despite 24-hour enrollment extension, first major Obamacare deadline passes

More than two million Americans attempted to apply for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act on Monday’s enrollment deadline, prompting the federal government to extend the deadline by 24 hours.

Monday marked the final deadline for marketplace coverage plans beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans must enroll in an insurance plan as of March 31 to avoid being penalized on their taxes.

However, those who began the enrollment process after Monday’s deadline will have to wait for their new coverage to take effect.

Nearly two million Americans logged into the online health insurance marketplace the day of the deadline, and another 250,000 attempted to begin their applications over the phone, according to the website.

Because so many patrons were left in que when the deadline passed, announced that it would allow citizens to continue their applications on Tuesday.

The extension only applied to the federal government’s exchange at website. The state’s website, Avenue H, which serves small businesses and self-employed Utahns, did not post any deadline modifications.

For those who completed the enrollment process on or before Tuesday, coverage under their new plan will begin the first of the year.

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