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Still Uninsured? Buy A Health Plan This Week To Avoid A Tax Penalty
National Public Radio

Federal health officials have this message for people who want health insurance: Don’t wait.

There are just four days left to sign up for an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are stressing that they won’t extend the enrollment period this year beyond Jan. 31.

“If people plan to get covered and they want coverage this year, now’s the time to do it,” says Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of HHS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees, the federal health insurance exchange.