Capsules: Obamacare Deadline For Jan. 1 Coverage Extended One Week; Sex Sells … Health Insurance?

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Mary Agnes Carey reports on the deadline extension: "Consumers will have an extra week — until Dec. 23 – to enroll in health insurance coverage that begins Jan. 1, Obama administration officials said Friday. … While the administration has said the site will work smoothly for most customers by Nov. 30, some advocates had been concerned that consumers still might not have enough time to sign up for coverage that would take effect Jan. 1. The previous deadline was Dec. 15" (Carey, 11/22).

Also on Capsules, Eric Whitney reports on a provocative health insurance advertising campaign in Colorado: "The Affordable Care Act is good for young adults because it’ll save them money on health care, leaving them more to spend on liquor and birth control. That’s one way to interpret the message from a provocative new ad campaign in Colorado. Not everyone is thrilled with it. In a federal hearing in October, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., showed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius one of the ads" (Whitney, 11/24). Check out what else is on the blog.

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