Monday was scheduled to be the last day for people to sign up for health care coverage that starts on January 1, 2014. But the administration has extended the deadline one more day in case of last-minute high demand on the once error-ridden federal online marketplace.

"Anticipating high demand and the fact that consumers may be enrolling from multiple time zones, we have taken steps to make sure that those who select a plan through December 25 will get coverage for January 1," said Julie Bataille, spokeswoman for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service.

This is the second time that the Obama administration pushed back the sign-up deadline for people who seek coverage that starts on January 1.

Originally the deadline was set for December 15, which was pushed back to December 23 after the disastrous launch of the federal website.


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