Christine Rousselle

This is beyond laughable. The deadline to enroll in Obamacare has been extended another 24 hours until 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

At midnight Monday, the official deadline arrives for Americans to sign up through the new federal health insurance exchange for health plans that begin Jan. 1. But, without any public announcement, Obama administration officials have changed the rules so that people will have an extra day to enroll, according to two individuals with knowledge of the switch.

Over the weekend, government officials and outside IT contractors working on the online marketplace’s computer system made a software change that automatically gives people a Jan. 1 start date for their new coverage as long as they enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The president himself has yet to enroll in an insurance plan.

The roll-out of Obamacare is starting to resemble the deadlines for my Econ 102 class second semester of my senior year of college. Just a reminder, the Affordable Care Act is a federal law, not a blow-off course in college to fill up credits.


Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle is a web editor with Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter at @crousselle.

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