Obamacare enrollment deadline today

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Today is the last day to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Open enrollment ends at 11 p.m.

People who do not have health insurance and miss that deadline will face fines when it’s time to file federal income tax returns.

According to the White House, more than six million people have enrolled so far.

That number fulfills a goal set by the Congressional Budget office, but still falls about a million short of the original goal of seven million.

Republicans argue those numbers don’t add up.

They say the figures only reflect people who have picked plans, not those who have actually paid premiums.

The next enrollment period opens in November.

The website was experiencing issues earlier this morning due to “maintenance”, according to a spokesperson for healthcare.gov. The website is now back up and running.

FOR MORE INFO, GO TO: www.healthcare.gov

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