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Affordable Care Act signup extended

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The deadline for signing up for Federal Health Insurance is Monday. If you haven't done it yet, you now have more time. The White House is extending the deadline a couple weeks, if you have at least attempted to sign up for insurance.

Many were lined up at the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Center rushing to sign up before Monday's deadline.

The good news is there is a little extra breathing room for some, the Obama Administration is giving more time to those who've started the sign-up process, but have not been able to complete the application. In fact, the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Center received federal aid to hire 4 additional staff members, to get people signed up. With so many trying to get coverage before the deadline, officials say this extension will insure more people get enrolled.

"With the affordable care act, we assisted 2,000 individuals," said CEO Albert Grandy. "We have 300 signed up. We have been out, every week, in various venues. We have over 100-200 contacts each week. We have been booked this week for the 4 navigators we have on staff."

White House officials say the grace period will extend to mid-April, but have not given a definitive date for the end of enrollment. At this time, it is going on a honor system for those sign-ups completed after the deadline.

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