Extension possible for people who started signing up for Affordable Care Act but can't finish by Monday

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is extending the deadline for some people interested in signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

People who started the process online through www.healthcare.gov but say they can't finish by Monday will now have until April 15. Folks can qualify by checking a box saying they started the process. The Washington Post says the federal government is using an honor system with the extension and will not try to determine whether people are being truthful when they check the box.

This resembles a step government officials took in December for people who wanted coverage at the start of the year but were unable to complete online registrations before New Year's Day.

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