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Extended health care enrollment draws cheers and jeers
Sacramento Bee

The Obama administration’s decision to allow marketplace health insurance enrollments beyond the March 31 deadline could exacerbate a growing credibility gap with insurers and lawmakers who have chafed at the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act. After stating that the deadline would not be extended, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday outlined a broad “special enrollment period,” which gives people an undetermined amount of extra time to finalize insurance purchases that were initiated before March 31 on, the federal insurance marketplace that serves 36 states.