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PA enrollments in ACA reported to surge ahead of deadline

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 23, 2013 11:22 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania health care advocates say insurance plan enrollments under the federal health care law are surging ahead of the first deadline to sign up for a policy. 

Tomorrow night is the deadline to enroll in a plan that takes effect January 1st. That's after the federal government extended it another day to accommodate heavy demand on the Healthcare.gov website.  

The next deadline is January 15th for a plan that takes effect February 1st.  

Antoinette Kraus of the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Health Access Network says over half of all the enrollments her organization assisted happened this past week.

The signup period began October 1st.

Kraus also says enrollees are now referring friends and family members.

Meanwhile, Laura Line of Philadelphia-based Resources for Human Development says her group enrolled people all weekend and was very busy again today.  

The federal government says nearly 11,800 Pennsylvanians signed up through November 30th. 

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act and your options for getting covered? witf's Transforming Health has developed a guide to help Pennsylvanians.

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