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If you don’t have heath insurance, you won’t have it this year unless you sign up at heathcare.gov by midnight on March 31, according to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Speaking at a press conference at Montclair State University this morning to promote the Affordable Healthcare Act to young people, Sebelius said that the government does not plan to extend the March 31 enrollment deadline for the individual market. Those who fail to enroll by the 31st will have to wait to enroll for health insurance until November and coverage will not take effect until 2015. The penalty in 2014 for failure to have health insurance is $95 or 1% of your income.
Sebelius said the heathcare.gov website is working well and that security concerns have been addressed.
Montclair State University has released a video of Sebelius’s press conference. The Secretary answers MMM’s Art Gallagher’s questions starting at the 27:41 mark.Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: ObamaCare | Tags: Enrollment deadline, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, ObamaCare, Senator Nia Gill | 1 Comment »
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to hold a press conference to kick off Enrollment Week ahead of the March 31 Affordable Healthcare Act sign up deadline Monday morning at Montclair State University.
MMM has been invited and Art Gallagher will attend.
What would you like Art to ask the Secretary if he’s lucking enough to be called on? Leave your questions in the comments, please.
MMM will be live-streaming the press conference at 10:30am Monday morning.Posted: March 23rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: Affordable Care Act, Art Gallagher, Kathleen Sebelius, Montclair State University, ObamaCare | 9 Comments »