Healthcare.gov registration deadline extended

Federal regulators  extended the midnight deadline Thursday for President Barrack Obama’s Affordable Care Act insurance by four days.

As reported by USA TODAY, consumers struggled to get through to call center operators and log onto Healthcare.gov for  the insurance that goes into effect Jan. 1. Because of the backed-up phone lines, the date extension was put into place.

“Nearly a million consumers have left their contact information to hold their place in line,” Healthcare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan said. “Our goal is to provide affordable coverage to everyone seeking it before the deadline, and these two additional business days will give consumers an opportunity to come back and complete their enrollment for Jan. 1 coverage.”

About 700,000 people are signed up for the affordable health care. However, President-elect Donald Trump said he would repeal the act once in office.