Final hours to Obamacare deadline

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CHICAGO - The deadline to get Obamacare for this year is tomorrow at 2:00 a.m. CT.

Federal officials spent part of yesterday working on a glitch that prevented some people from getting their income verified so they could get insurance.  The glitch is fixed and officials tell consumers to log back onto http://www.healthcare.gov to finish their applications.

Chicagoans who are trying to beat the clock over the weekend can turn to care navigators at Presence St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center to help with enrollment.

Navigators are in place until 10:00 tonight, offering help in Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian.

Ten million Americans have signed up for this year's plan.

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3 comments

  • nanypyfox

    Middle income people are getting killed by ObamaCare. If you earn over the guidelines for the subsidy you will find yourself paying outrageous premiums. I purchase my insurance on the individual market…have for years. After ACA, my plan was cancelled and had to be replaced by an ACA compliant plan chock full of things I don’t need like pediatric dental care, maternity care, etc.

    A single person earning over $46k does not qualify for a subsidy. Since when did $46K become “wealthy”? Without the subsidy my premium for a crappy silver plan more than doubled and my deductible went from $1500 to $6500. To get a lower deductible gold level plan my premium would triple. My car insurance ($25/month from Insurance Panda), renters insurance ($10/month from Eagle), even iPhone insurance premiums rarely increase and are still cheap. How come after the ACA, my health premiums have nearly tripled?!

    When I complained to my Democrat congressman he said well the ACA helps a lot of low income people. So I guess it’s OK then to hurt middle income people, Vote all Democrats who inflicted this on us, out!

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