Skip to comments.White House moves to clarify Obamacare deadline
Posted on 10/23/2013 8:28:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
According to the White House, that March 31 deadline comes from language in the Affordable Care Act that says if one has access to affordable coverage but chooses to be uninsured for three consecutive months in a calendar year, one would face a penalty. The administration says in the insurance market, when consumers sign up before the 15th of a given month, their coverage starts on the first day of the next month: Sign up by February 15 to get coverage starting March 1; sign up after that date (but before March 15), and you won't be covered until April 1 - one day over that three-month deadline.
The administration now says, however, that that is not the case and that they will issue new guidelines to make that clear.
"The individual mandate timing has not changed. The deadline for signing up for insurance is March 31. It was true this morning. It is true tonight," said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Department.
'If you sign up for insurance by the end of March, you will not face a penalty," said another HHS official. "As we have said before, the guidance that the administration will issue soon will reinforce this."
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Its the law of the land.
Obama shut the government down in order to fend off a Republican delay.
Let him start the fines for not being able to purchase crap nobody wanted to buy anyway.
They are just making it up as they go...
Because they can.
Banana republics operate better than this.
If you have a pre-existing condition, you are delayed. If you are young and don’t use healthcare, please send in your checks immediately to this P.O. Box we just set up.
Eat your peas. No delay.
The IRS can’t keep up their systems when things constantly change.
I don’t care if things make it more difficult for them to enforce this law but they will just selectively enforce it.
Finally some sunshine after weeks of dark clouds.
Time to pile on and enjoy doing it.
Isn’t this something Congress has to approve?
The ‘RATS need to put up some Barrycades around their “Marketplace” website before somebody gets hurt. It already made one woman faint that we know of.
This is ransoming the uninsured! Holding them hostage!
Thanks for making life simpler Azzholes.
<<< Isnt this something Congress has to approve? >>>
Not when we have a dictator, not a president.
LOL, Ya ain't seen nothing yet!
I want to go off the grid so badly.
Looks like he’s hunkering down.
Time Mr. Arrogance got his comeuppance.
“please send in your checks immediately to this P.O. Box we just set up.”
would that be in Nigeria?
Haha. So they're going to extend the mandate but at the same time try to explain why the timing has not changed so no one can say Cruz was right.
Only congress can change the law - and they better not since “it’s settled law”.
No delay - just like you demanded. Dems say “we won” - ok, you own it. It’s ALL YOU.
Remember? Those people who wanted delay were jihadists, terrorists, and arsonists, strap bombs to their chest, are anarchists, and of course racists. Dems aren’t any of those things, are they?
The RINOS shut down the patriot guerrillas....
Or did they?
Really. By the time they get done tinkering around the edges, the IRS won’t be able to get the forms corrected. We may not be able to file next year..or 2015..(there’s always an upside I can dream of)
>> They are just making it up as they go...
Yes, but they argue they’re “clarifying”.
I’d love to see that up there tonight!
Sure brings back memory’s.
As if we do not remember.
Do you know what date that ran on Drudge?
July 11 2011
Thanks. Let’s see what happens ;)
I’m enjoying this, I really am. Because I used to work for the federal government and I can tell this for a flat, undeniable fact - they can make it worse. And they will.
Keep your powder dry ;)
Use his own words against him.
Mr. Arrogance is well past due for his comeuppance.
It is time for the Tea Party to speak in well reasoned tones again.
I pray they get the stage.
No need to bop him on the head,let the people do that.
Just compare and contrast.
The deadline is black and white, as per the way the law was written.
To have coverage effective on Mar 31st, the application must be submitted by Feb 15th.
It’s not a matter of “clarifying” anything. Unless someone wants to go in and rewrite the law Mr. Obama signed.
Lol. There’s no way this is real life. Did my alarm not go off or something?
Allow the Tea Party to offer the message of hope.
"This is the United States of America. We don't manage our affairs in three month increments." - Obama 7/11/2011
This is the United States of America. We manage our affairs by law, not diktat.
Thank You! Sometimes I start to think it’s me, that I am losing my mind. It’s hard to think down there at the Absolute Zero of Intelligence where the politicians do their thing.
I’m gonna go to the halloween party dressed as barack obama with a potato on my pecker.
A real dick tater.
Yeah but you’ll have all those flies on your face.
Being a politician has to suck LOL
The Dems are completely lawless and irrational. The Repubs are craven cowards.
We all know it.
Mr. Obama strikes me as a limp, microwaved shoestring leftover. I wouldn’t attach my hypothetical pecker to that at a party and expect to have any kind of good time, sir.
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