The White House is under pressure from vulnerable Democratic lawmakers to delay the Obamacare deadline for people to sign up for health insurance.
The Obama administration has no immediate plans to extend the deadline, contrary to some news reports, according to Democratic sources.
“Press reports that the administration is planning to delay the individual mandate are not true,” a Democratic aide told the Washington Examiner late Wednesday.
Democrats noted that people have until March 31, 2014 to sign up for insurance and avoid a penalty.
The Obama Administration will move to make a change in the law so that those who sign up after mid-February won’t be penalized. The way the law works now, enrolees must sign up by Feb. 15 in oder to ensure they are covered by the March 31 deadline.
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