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Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline Monday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

U.S. citizens have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to sign-up to become a part of the Affordable Care Act, or face steep tax penalties.

So far, about four out of every five people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

As of Monday, about six million people have so far signed up for the health insurance plan. The government will accept paper applications until April 7.

There are several area clinics offering help for anyone to sign up.

If you are uncomfortable using a computer, consumers can call a toll free number to get some help from and enrollment specialist.

That number is (800) 318-2596.

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