WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace periodCHICAGO (AP) - Federal officials are still encouraging people to sign up for health insurance by the end of today, if possible, instead of waiting until tomorrow. But Americans are getting that extra day to do so, and still get coverage by the first of January. The deadline was extended because of concerns that there would be heavy traffic today on the government's health care website. The federal HealthCare.gov system serves 36 states. Some other states have also extended enrollment deadlines slightly.