As Americans scramble to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to obtain coverage that starts January 1. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The White House has given consumers an extra day to sign up for Obamacare, to obtain coverage that starts on January 1st. This comes in response to a last-minute rush of people signing up for Obamacare on Monday, as the deadline loomed. HealthCare.gov reported record traffic. It received 1.2 million visits over the weekend and surpassed 1 million more visits by late afternoon Monday. The hustle to sign up could help the Obama administration, as it tries to patch up a botched rollout of technical glitches with the website.