Kevin Bohn and Ben Brumfield
November 22, 2013
After the many bumps, ruts and roadblocks the Affordable Care Act has run into, health officials in Washington have decided to delay open enrollment in Obamacare — not this year, but a year down the road.
The Department of Health and Human Services wants to give insurers, consumers and engineers more time to avoid the first go-round’s site crashes, coverage train wrecks and cost surprises.
It has moved the start of next year’s open enrollment from October 15 to November 15 and extended the sign-up period from roughly seven weeks to eight, an HHS official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN.