A brief history of Obamacare delays


Locutus
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Did anyone really doubt that the final Obamacare enrollment deadline would slip, too?
It’s not like the Obama administration is setting a new precedent with its latest move — giving customers more time to enroll after next Monday’s deadline if they’re already in line.


In reality, the administration is just continuing a long pattern of delays. They’re all designed to show flexibility and help the law work better, but they also fuel a public perception that Obamacare deadlines never really mean anything.


(Also on POLITICO: Boehner: Obamacare delay a 'joke' (external - login to view))


The administration already went through the same exercise in December, cutting people some slack if they were stuck in cybertraffic by the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. Then and now, administration officials argued that it’s only fair to give people extra time if they were held up by the volume of last-minute sign-ups.

But the list of delays covers so much more. The administration has bent deadlines for the employer mandate (twice), put off the launch of the Spanish-language enrollment site and even delayed the enrollment season for 2015 — pushing it off until after the November midterm elections.


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A brief history of Obamacare delays - David Nather and Susan Levine - POLITICO.com (external - login to view)
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I don't see how a history of Obamacare delays could possibly be "brief."
 
B00Mer
Republican
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You have to March 1st to apply.. no more push backs from Obama
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

You have to March 1st to apply.. no more push backs from Obama

Says who?
 
Highball
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I kept hearing from the HHS Secretary that there would "be no extensions of time for the enrollment." Now that the numbers don't meet expectations the extension has been quietly initiated. It is now obvious the ACA will not collapse under its own weight. Constant props in both money and extensions will prevent that from happening.
 
B00Mer
Republican
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Says who?

Never mind extended to March 31st.. LOL

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EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by HighballView Post

I kept hearing from the HHS Secretary that there would "be no extensions of time for the enrollment." Now that the numbers don't meet expectations the extension has been quietly initiated. It is now obvious the ACA will not collapse under its own weight. Constant props in both money and extensions will prevent that from happening.

That is right. Drag it along like an anchor. Keep propping and feeding until the hooks are so deep they cannot be extracted.

Obamacare was never about health care... it was about money, power, and control.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#8
I'd set the course for May.
 

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