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Last-minute health-care signups tax system
Orange County Register

Last-minute consumers signing up for Obamacare on Monday jammed phone lines, the state’s website and local enrollment centers as they sought to beat a midnight deadline for insurance coverage starting Jan. 1. To meet demand, the federal government extended the deadline by a day. But California’s insurance marketplace, Covered California, said state residents would only have that grace period if they experienced difficulty enrolling Monday.