Consumers have an extra day to sign up for health insurance under the new healthcare law. The Obama administration says they'll still take applications through the end of today for people signing up on healthcare.gov that want to be covered by January 1st. The White House cites high demand on the website for the one-day extension.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says eight times as many people called state call centers this past weekend than the first weekend in December. To sign up on line, go to www.getcoveredillinois.com