The deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage that begins on the first of the year has been extended until midnight tonight. The original deadline was yesterday. The open enrollment period is open until the end of March. Following that, the uninsured will face penalties. According to Washington County Hospital and Clinics CEO Dennis Hunger, they held several seminars to explain changes the healthcare overhaul would bring and answer the public’s questions. He says turnout was underwhelming, most likely due to the initial problems with the federal healthcare website.