Obamacare open enrollment is drawing to close, though that doesn’t mean the fervor over health care reform will subside anytime soon.

Americans have until the end of Monday to sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for 2014. However, those that start their applications but run into technical trouble that prevents them from picking a plan Monday will have a grace period to complete the process. Their coverage will begin May 1.


Applicants ran into problems midday Monday when a technical issue temporarily blocked new users from creating accounts and picking plans. More than 100,000 people were using at the same time, said a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Those visiting the site were told to wait to apply for coverage. They were also given the option to receive an email telling them when they could return to the site. [Link]