Obamacare Signup Deadline Extended 24 Hours

A crush of visitors to the healthcare website caused the White House to extend the deadline one day.
3:00 | 12/24/13

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To president obama now. Enjoying some down time in hawaii. His staff back in washington, signed him up for health insurance, under the affordable care act. He wasn't the only one. A crush of visitors to the website yesterday, caused the white house to expand this year's deadline for signing up to the end of today. Jon karl is with the president in honolulu. He has all of the latest numbers. Good morning, jon. Reporter: Good morning, george. Between health care briefings, the president has had a chance of getting in a couple rounds of golf. But officials say today, is really the deadline. If you want to have coverage by the first of the year, you must enroll today. That one-day grace period was granted because people faced long wait times on the website, as there was a crush of visitors trying to get in before the deadline. Officials compare this to keeping the polls open on election day for a few extra hours because of long lines. They say that yesterday, there were well over 1 million visitors going to that website. That was a record. And, jon, the president signing up for this health insurance. He has the best health care in the world. So, what was this all about? Reporter: Well, the white house officials say this was a symbolic gesture. He does have the very best health care in the world. Doctors and a medical staff that goes with him wherever he goes, even on air force one. He got the cheapest plan, the bronze plan. And it was individual coverage, just for him, not for the family. For this symbolic gesture, george, he will be spending $400 a month.

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