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NBC: Date for Mandatory Health Ins. Pushed Back
(NBC NEWS) In a report Wednesday, the White House said it planned to push back the date Americans were required to purchase health insurance.
The White House said the plan was to push it back by as much as six weeks. That's to give experts time to fix the glitches with healthcare.gov, the website where you sign up for coverage.
Right now, individuals are expected to begin the application process via HealthCare.gov by Feb. 15 to avoid a financial penalty. But under the prospective change, individuals will be expected to have started enrollment by March to avoid incurring the penalty.
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