After various extensions, the deadline to finish signing up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act is here. People have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to complete their applications.
Dana Howard from the state marketplace Covered California says the deadline is real. There will be no more grace periods for people who encounter long lines or technical difficulties on the website. There will be no special dispensation this time for people who wait until the last minute.
“We're not making up a new policy for people who have not taken this seriously,” Howard said. “This is your health. This is a new law.”
Organizers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) hosted health fairs through the weekend where people who had trouble signing up online by the original March 31st deadline could get help in person. They have two fairs on Monday in Los Angeles and Sacramento.