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Insurance Agents Share Mixed Opinions on Obamacare as Deadline Passes

agenthurdleInsurance agents scrambled to help Californians sign up for new government-mandated healthcare programs Monday, the official deadline to sign up under the Affordable Care Act. Although the national deadline was extended for those signing up on healthcare.gov until Tuesday night, Californians did not get such an extension. This is because California’s healthcare exchange, Covered California, is managed independently of the federal exchange. Vickie Medeiros, an account manager at Western Valley Insurance, said she received no word of a deadline extension in California. according to a recent report at www.turlockcitynews.com