Nebraskans Race to Beat Healthcare Enrollment Deadline

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The last day to sign up for healthcare is finally here, and it's created a very busy 24 hours for anyone trying to enroll.

Throughout Monday, the web site experienced technical problems, causing people to wait before starting or continuing their sign-up.

"There is a glitch in the system," said Deputy Director of Community Action Partnership for Lancaster and Saunders County, Aaron Bowen. "So we've already experienced folks not being able to log into the system once they've created an account."

As long as those trying to sign up get into the system by creating an account and starting the process, they will get an extension.

For those who don't have access to, or use a computer to sign up, the deadline to enroll by mail is April 7.

There are penalties for not signing up in time.

This includes a tax fee of one percent of household income or $95 per person, whichever is higher.

The fee for uninsured children is $47.50 with a maximum of $285 per family.

If you miss this enrollment deadline, the next one is in November.