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Some Democratic lawmakers who voted for the law are frustrated.
"Instead of just circling the wagons against all the political arrows that are shot against this plan, we need a little more accountability, and we need to ensure the next enrollment period is not handled as poorly as the last one," said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas.
Monday is the deadline to sign up
So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.
Here’s what you need to know:
The deadline is Mar. 31 at midnight EDT for the states where the federal government is running the sign-up website; states running their own exchanges set their own deadlines.
You can call 1-800-318-2596 to sign up by phone or get help from an enrollment specialist.
Check online for sign-up centers that may be open locally, offering in-person assistance.
If you started an application by Monday but didn’t finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches, you can take advantage of a grace period. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on http://HealthCare.gov.
Be prepared for the possibility of long wait times.
The Associated Press
DeAnn Friedholm, health reform team leader for Consumers Union, said her group still supports Obama’s overhaul, but with concerns.
"The jury is out in terms of its long-term success," she said. "We still think it’s better than the old way, which left a lot of people out because they were sick."
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