Ten Senate Democrats have signed a letter urging the Obama administration to extend Obamacare’s open enrollment period beyond March 31.
The letter, which follows a similar letter that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent Tuesday to President Obama, doesn’t say how long the extension should be. It is addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The signatories are: Shaheen, Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Tom Udall (D-NM), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
Administration officials have told TPM that they are not actively considering an enrollment extension, though the administration is planning to move the enrollment deadline for avoiding the individual mandate penalty — currently Feb. 15 — to March 31. . .