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In addition to pushing back the deadline for open enrollment for 2014 coverage, the administration also delayed 2015 enrollment by a month. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

In addition to pushing the individual coverage enrollment deadline from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23, separately on Friday, the administration also announced a schedule change in next year’s open enrollment season.

It will start on Nov. 15, 2014, a month later than originally scheduled, and finish on Jan. 15, 2015, about five weeks later originally scheduled. The midterm congressional elections are Nov. 4, and congressional Republicans accused the administration of shifting the dates for political reasons, to hide a spike in 2015 premiums.

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