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.