The clock has wound down on the deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare, but if you didn’t get signed up, one local expert says there may still be a window of opportunity. Midnight was the deadline for people without health insurance to enroll under the Affordable Care Act, but Kara Hughes, Community Educator with the Madison County Health Department, says as long as you were able to get a username and password secured Monday, all should be well and you will be granted an extension.
But even if you weren’t, she says you may still be able to get in.
Click here for Hughes' comments
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Sunday night that two-million Americans visited the HealthCare.gov website over the weekend. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll reveals six in ten uninsured are unaware of the deadline and 50 percent plan to remain uninsured.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.