The deadline for registration for health insurance coverage on healthcare.gov has been extended by the Obama Government by 1 day. The deadline used be 11:59 p.m. last Monday.
Times said that on Monday there's a huge traffic on Healthcare.gov and the Whitehouse wants to be sure that people who wants coverage can have one.
Monday, December 23 had been the deadline for selecting a plan, it will take effect on the 1st day of the new year 2014.
Penalty: Under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, you will have to pay $95 penalty or 1% of income in 2014 if you don't have health insurance coverage. It is set to rise to $695 or 2% of income by 2016.
To avoid the penalty, you will need to enroll in a plan by February 15 or qualify for an exemption from the penalty.
Honda Motor Company got the first place on the yearly insurance industry ranking of the safest new vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released the ranking on Thursday December 19, 2013, they award 39 vehicles top safety ratings for 2014. It went down by 70%, last year they have 130 vehicles on the list.
This year the vehicles needed to top the crash test scores and to have a high level front crash prevention system like automatic braking for it to be able to receive the highest classification. It's rank either "Top Safety Pick" or "op Safety Pick +".
Of the 39 vehicles, 22 go the top classification while the 12 receive the classification just below it.
Honda Motor Co got 8 vehicles on the list making them the automaker with the most vehicle on the list. 6 of their vehicles go the "Top Safety Pick +":
Obamacare enrollment statistics released last Wednesday showed that 364,682 people in the US have already signed up for private coverage as of November 30, 2013. It is still less than 1/3 of the 1.2 million people officials had originally projected would enroll nationwide by the end of November.
The Obama government also projected that 7 million consumers would sign up for coverage during the first year. The government and insurers targeting desperately healthy, young adults to convince them to enroll to pay for the costs of paying for older, sicker consumers. Obamacare is designed to get money from people who value their health.
Critics says that "The president's health care law (Obamacare) has driven up costs, reduced choices and resulted in the cancellation of over 5 million health care plans that the president promised the American people they could keep," Rep. Congressman Jim Renacci said. "Though we know that problems with the president's health care law run far deeper than a broken website, it also is our responsibility to ensure that we reduce the negative effects of the law. It is time for the administration to update Congress and the American people on its efforts to correct serious back-end issues within its government-run health care system that could potentially be disastrous for insurers and Americans everywhere."