“Because of the unprecedented demand and volume of consumers contacting our call center or visiting HealthCare.gov, we are extending the deadline to sign-up for January 1 coverage until 11:59pm PST December 17.Hundreds of thousands have already selected plans over the last two days and approximately 1 million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line.Our goal is to provide access to affordable coverage, and the additional 48 hours will give consumers an opportunity to come back and complete their enrollment for January 1 coverage. ”
–Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Health Insurance Marketplaces
There were several questions in comments over the past day about what to do if you were stuck in Healthcare.gov . I thought there was a good chance of a 1 to 3 day extension and told people to get as deep as possible but quit right before they hit the rage quit point. So everyone now has another 48 hours to get enrolled on healthcare.gov for January 1, 2016 coverage.