Obamacare deadline attracts signups in West Michigan

By Peter Ross, WZZM, March 31, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Area health agencies Monday reported a surge of interest in signing up for the Affordable Care Act ahead of the midnight deadline. The demand was so strong, many could not access the government’s health care website.

Michelle Fitzgerald of Cherry Street Health Services said they were “very busy,” but that was not working well. Fitzgerald said those that attempted to log in but could not, would be given extra time without penalty.

The government had said those that failed to sign up before Monday would face a penalty on their taxes next year.

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