Sen. Shaheen Introduces Bill To Extend Health Care Deadline By Two Months

Nov 13, 2013


Credit NHPR Staff

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a measure that would give people at least a two-month extension to make up for time lost to website glitches to sign up for health insurance plans under the new federal health care overhaul law.

The open-enrollment period current ends March 31, 2014.

The measure also would give the Health and Human Services Secretary flexibility to further extend enrollment if isn't fully functional as of Dec 1.

Co-sponsoring the measure are Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., Mary Landrieu D-La., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.