Affordable Care Sign Up Deadline Extended

African American Black woman shaking doctors handCiting heavy last-minute demand, U.S. health officials have extended the deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act that would take effect Jan. 1.

The new deadline is Thursday, Dec. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PST, officials said late Tuesday.

The final sign-up deadline is Jan. 31. But, for coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, you must enroll by Dec. 17.