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DC Decoder Obamacare deadline 101: What if I haven't signed up yet? (+video)

The Obamacare deadline to sign up for health insurance is March 31, but people who start the sign-up process by then have extra time to finish. To enroll, HealthCare.gov is the first stop.

By Staff writer / March 31, 2014

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Millions of Americans still haven’t signed up for health insurance, despite the individual mandate now in effect under Obamacare.  The deadline is March 31, but those who start the sign-up process by that date have extra time. Exactly how much is unclear. Obama administration officials liken the process to an election: If you get in line before the polls close, you’ll be allowed to vote.