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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen asks for extension for enrollment for Obamacare

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CONCORD, N.H. — As website glitches make it difficult for consumers to sign up for health insurance under the new federal health care overhaul law, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is requesting for an extension on the open-enrollment period beyond March 31, 2014.

In a letter to President Obama, Shaheen suggested the extension to provide greater flexibility for people seeking access to health insurance.

The Democratic senator says the difficulty that people in New Hampshire and in other states relying on the federally facilitated marketplaces are experiencing is incredibly frustrating and disappointing.

Separately, Sen. Kelly Ayotte has requested information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding how many New Hampshire citizens have successfully enrolled in the new health insurance exchange.

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