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Amid HealthCare.gov glitches, feds extend insurance sign-up period
Modern Healthcare

Americans who want to make sure they have health insurance coverage on the first day possible under the healthcare reform law will have eight more days to get their applications in.

With enrollment still obstructed by problems with the federal government’s online portal, the extra time to get coverage that’s effective Jan. 1 could be particularly welcome to consumers who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions or unable to afford coverage without the law’s income-based premium subsidies.

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