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Enrollment extension decision potentially two weeks away, Burwell says
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration may take as many as two weeks before deciding whether to extend open enrollment for consumers who realize they’ll face a hefty tax penalty for not obtaining health insurance coverage this year, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said during a news briefing Wednesday.Burwell declined to comment during the briefing about factors the agency is considering in its decisionmaking, other than saying it would center on what’s best for consumers.

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