DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is giving uninsured folks an extra eight days to sign up for health insurance and have coverage by the first of the year.
The state-run exchange board agreed Monday to extend the deadline until Dec. 23 because of slow signups.
The Denver Post reports that enrollment through the online shopping place is barely half the state's worst-case projection (http://bit.ly/1c42PGH ).
The online shopping site announced last week that it had signed up 6,001 Coloradans so far. Exchange board members had projected a lowest-level mid-November enrollment of 11,108.