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Sebelius encourages Ohioans to give healthcare.gov another try
Deadline for first enrollment is Monday
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Andy Chow
 
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For Ohioans who want coverage under the Affordable Care Act by Jan. 1st, Monday is the deadline to enroll. The deadline was extended after the federal exchange website experienced some highly publicized problems. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she understands the frustration but encourages people to give the site another try.

LISTEN: Sebelius says it's worth a second look

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“It’s a very, very different experience coming through. It’s far easier, it’s more consumer friendly. Basically if they have their information ready and available, people can choose a plan in 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish.”

Coverage can start January 1st as long as the person enrolls online and pays their first premium to their insurance provider by the end of the month. If they miss that deadline, then they would still be eligible to get coverage starting Febr. 1st.

 

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