Obamacare deadline officially pushed back to tomorrow night as Americans scramble to sign up for insurance... but the website is still crashing
Monday December 23 was the original deadline for signing up for health insurance but now that has been pushed back to Tuesday night
Exemptions have been made for people who tried signing up but could not, and those whose existing insurance was taken away
Unclear how many have signed up
Many who tried signing up today were met with a stalled website as Healthcare.gov continued to crash
President Obama is expected to symbolically 'sign up' for insurance on the website today even though he is already covered through the military
By Daily Mail and Reuters
PUBLISHED: 09:01 EST, 23 December 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 EST, 23 December 2013
Americans had been told that they would have to sign up for health insurance through the ever-breaking healthcare.gov site by the end of Monday night but now it has been revealed that the deadline has been covertly pushed back one more day to try to give more people a chance.
Two anonymous officials announced that the 11.59pm deadline that had been set for tonight was pushed back to Tuesday- Christmas Eve- over the weekend, according to The Washington Post.
The White House has insisted that it is doing all it can to make sure people who miss the deadline can still get coverage under a series of exemptions, and apparently this date bait-and-switch is another way of trying to help.