Pennsylvania health care advocates say insurance enrollments under the federal health care law are surging ahead of the deadline to sign up.
Tuesday night is the deadline to enroll in a plan that takes effect Jan. 1. That's after the federal government extended it another day to accommodate heavy demand on the Healthcare.gov website.
The next deadline is Jan. 15 for a plan that takes effect Feb. 1.
Antoinette Kraus of the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Health Access Network says over half of all the enrollments her organization assisted happened this past week. The signup period began Oct. 1.
Meanwhile, Laura Line of Philadelphia-based Resources for Human Development says her group enrolled people all weekend and was very busy again Monday.
Federal officials say nearly 11,800 Pennsylvanians signed up through Nov. 30.