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Care sign-up deadline shifts again, by day

White House’s extension by 24 hours not publicized

Posted: December 24, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, center, assists Jackie Karns as she shops for health insurance at the Bureau County Health Department offices in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Todays deadline for Americans to sign up for Obamacare health coverage effective Jan. 1 was extended until midnight tomorrow as heavy traffic to the online enrollment system caused a queuing system to be activated Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Samantha Guzman; Jackie Karns

WASHINGTON — The official deadline arrived Monday for Americans to sign up through the new federal health-insurance exchange for health plans that begin Jan. 1. But, without any public announcement, President Barack Obama’s administration officials changed the rules so that people will have an extra day to enroll, according to two individuals with knowledge of the switch.

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