Maine makes final health coverage enrollment push

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Navigators and advocates across Maine are making a last-minute push to sign up residents for health insurance coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchange.

Midnight Monday marks the end of the six-month enrollment period for the health care law's exchange, or marketplace.

People who don't have health insurance by April 1 could potentially face federal fines. Those who start applications but don't finish them by midnight will be given extra time.

Groups that have been helping Mainers with the enrollment process say they've been swamped as residents try to get coverage ahead of the deadline.

More than 25,000 Maine residents picked health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act by March 1, surpassing the target set by President Barack Obama's administration for the entire enrollment period.

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