Without advanced notice, the White House has extended the Affordable Care Act enrollment period from March 31st to mid April.
The extension is due to the massive website system failures at the launch of their campaign for enrollment. Contractors are still working to ensure the site functions properly as demand originally crashed the system.
The White House originally expected 7 million to enroll in ACA. At last count in the past seven days, the numbers of enrolled were over 5 million persons. More on the ACA deadline extension – LISTEN:
Sources who do not wish to be identified, contend last week that the ACA enrollment numbers surpassed the six million mark. A source also says “People are swarming to the healthcare.gov website and enrollments are rising.” On Tuesday March 25, 2014 over 1.2 million people visited the healthcare.gov website. Enrollments have exceeded 60,000 per day since Sunday March 23, 2014.
12:50 PM UPDATE: A source close to the ACA reaffirms the numbers have surpassed 6 million as the White House continues to deny. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
More news and information at AURN.com