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Covered California extends open enrollment deadline
San Francisco Chronicle

Covered California officials extended the open enrollment deadline of the state-run marketplace for health insurance after tens of thousands of applicants flooded the website in recent days. Anyone who has started or who starts the application process by Sunday can take advantage of the extended deadline, which is now set for the end of the day on Feb. 6. Covered California is the state-run health insurer, which offers coverage under the Affordable Care Act. From Monday to Wednesday, Covered California fielded 120,000 phone calls.