Deadline to sign up for health insurance through ACA extended

Richmond, Va. (WRIC) — The deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 19.

The deadline had previously been December 15.

Officials moved back the date after the website to sign up experience heavy traffic in recent days. Coverage for those who sign up by the deadline under the ACA begins January 1.

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