President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, April 1, 2014.
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April 3, 2014 3:35 PM EDT

The last day for people to complete their enrollment in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act is April 15, the White House has announced.

The enrollment deadline was midnight on Monday, but the White House is allowing anyone who started an application before the deadline a grace period to complete it. A post on announced that period would end on the 15th.

Some Americans ran into maintenance issues while trying to enroll before March 31, and others had delays due to enrolling over mail and not receiving information in time. Politico reports that insurance companies are happy with the grace period, since it will help them make more accurate estimates for 2015 premiums. Originally, the Obama Administration had not given a definite deadline, risking confusion for both the companies and people enrolling.

Earlier this week, President Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans had enrolled in health care before the March 31 deadline.

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