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Obamacare deadline: Upcoming deadline for 2014 starting date prompts hesitation

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An Obamacare deadline has many Americans feeling allegedly hesitant and uncertain this week, as the cut-off date for a majority of U.S. citizens applying for Obamacare insurance that will begin by Jan. 1, 2014, is this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. While millions of people across the nation have looked into the Affordable Health Care Act, a number of legal delays, administration troubles, and background issues have turned this milestone into one that Americans are instead highlighting with indecision for the future of this groundbreaking law. Fox News describes more on this important date this Dec. 23, 2013.

The Obamacare deadline is scheduled for this Dec. 23, though the delayed and error-ridden beginning to the national Affordable Care Act website this October threw a wrench into the ideally smooth plan. The arrangement was plain enough, according to President Obama’s thoughts: Americans who enrolled in the health care system online and pay in full by Dec. 23 will be covered with the insurance by New Year’s Day when the law officially goes into action.

Despite the problems that the federal website encountered (including site crashes and incorrect information releases), President Obama and other political officials in his administration have tried working hard to adapt the law in the attempt to increase overall enrollment numbers.

Most recently, the President of the United States has worked to encourage the people that these changes have led to positive improvement for the 2014 year. This Sunday, Obama reaffirmed that with the Obamacare deadline finally here, the Affordable Care Act is ready. However, enrollees must do so by the end of Monday, today.

“The law is working,” he said in a statement. “If you don’t have health insurance, go to [the site] right now and sign up. If you do it before December 23rd, you can be covered on the first day of the New Year. … I’m asking you to spread the word about getting covered.”

"I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans," the president said at the time. "Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to enroll in the same kind of plan."

This step has resulted in serious criticism from Republicans and others who oppose Obamacare coming this 2014.

"There is no way to fix this," House Speaker John Boehner said. "I am highly skeptical they can do this administratively."

What do you feel about Obamacare prompting hesitation among some U.S. citizens? Do you think it is a good health care system for our country?



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