While the Obamacare website was supposedly back up and running as of 9am on Monday, March 31, 2014: a byproduct, long-lines still persisted in some areas of the country. In Silver Spring Maryland (a state with its own hefty Obamacare woes) hundreds of people lined up outside a Montgomery County “health service center” – hours before its 10am opening. By 10:30am, approximately 200 “pink tickets” – a system employed by the facility in an attempt to ensure people were assisted in an orderly fashion, were distributed.
Those kept waiting, or worse, were asked to fill out their e-mail and phone information, only to be told to come back in April. They will, however, be granted an enrollment deadline hardship extension.