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New York Opts To Extend Health Law Enrollment Period Despite Shorter Federal Deadline

"Our goal is to ensure that consumers have adequate time to shop for and enroll in the health plan that is best for their family,” Donna Frescatore, executive director of New York State of Health, says. In other news, Covered California announces premium increases for its small-business exchange.

The Hill: New York Extends ObamaCare Enrollment Deadline
New York will extend its open enrollment period for ObamaCare plans, citing concerns about an earlier deadline set by the federal government. New York's open enrollment will now begin on Nov. 1 and end on Jan. 31, officials said on Thursday. The Trump administration cut this year's open enrollment in half for states that use the federal marketplace. It will end for those states on Dec. 15. (Hellmann, 9/7)

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