Not what this time of year is supposed to be about.
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The Christmas rush this year won’t just be for items that go under the tree – for those trying to buy a new insurance policy effective Jan.1, the deadline is Dec. 23.
“I think it’s fair to say that you’re going to have to see hundreds of thousands of people enroll pretty much every day between now and the 23rd in order to get to the goal,” said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health. “But [Obama administration officials] still have a massive problem of millions of people that supposedly still need coverage and a system that really isn’t built well enough to handle that.”
The goal is to sign up to 7 million people for private insurance and 9 million for Medicaid by the end of March, after which the IRS is expected to start penalizing those who don’t have insurance.