Transcript for Obamacare Heads to Finish Line With Glitches
The -- coming is here Americans have until midnight tonight sign up for health insurance or face a financial penalty. Administration officials fanned out across the country to make one final -- including Vice President Biden today on the Rachael -- show. Q&A Q there's still time today. White House officials are expecting a last minute surge today and they said health care dot gov would be able to handle it. But this morning this error message greeted people trying to get on the site. Administration officials said that was due to scheduled maintenance but the only problem countdown clock the numbers -- -- This deadline is and major moment the bubonic industry shipped a political milestone for a key issue heading into November's mid term elections. Last week the White House announced that through march 27 more than six million Americans signed up for health care through federal and state marketplaces. Shorted the administration's goal of seven million. But it can't say how many of those who signed up were previously uninsured. Or how many actually completed the process and paid their premiums. It's also unclear how many are healthy. Into the system with preexisting medical issues. -- -- the deadline but for those who are in line today by phone online -- in person. All the grace period to finish their enrollment Republicans -- their hands -- what they said was yet another delay. -- is a joke. If you miss the deadline but sign up for coverage later there will still be a penalty but it will be pro rated. So the push to sign up Americans will continue Karen Travers ABC news Washington.
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