Young adults signing up for healthcare

(WWLP) – Monday night at midnight was the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the President’s Affordable Care Act. 22News found some young adults want to make the switch.

The Department of Health and Human Services said 3-million people visited the healthcare.gov website Monday. More than one million people called the call center.

More than seven million Americans signed up for health insurance under Obama’s healthcare law and officials say if the site hadn’t crashed enrollment would be higher.

Some young adults still covered by their parent’s health coverage told 22News when the time comes they’ll switch to an insurance provider under the Affordable Care Act.

“I have a lot of friends and family who have it and it covers a lot. And their cost for medicine is considerable less than mine,” said Northampton’s Daniel Haggerty.

Extensions for enrollment are available to people who started the enrollment process but didn’t finish. The government said it will take paper applications until April 7th.

People not signed up for health insurance either are subject to be fined either 1% of their yearly income, or $95 for the year.

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