He is up for re-election.
Republicans should refuse to pass ANY legislation at this point. There are too many Court cases pending right now.
The Democrats will use ANY legislation that they draft to fix the LEGAL problems that have them in Court right now.
Where was Mark Belich 3 weeks ago when conservatives were proposing this?
The penalty isn’t the problem. The problem is all the people who will have no coverage next year because their policies were canceled because of Obamacare and they can’t buy one on the broken web site even if they wanted to.
In other words, a few weeks ago when House Republicans sent that CR to the Senate with the only provision attached being that the Obamacare individual mandate be delayed for a year, it now appears that there probably were enough ‘rats in favor in the Senate to pass the bill had Reid allowed to come to a vote - but he killed it immediately and caused the shutdown of the entire government rather than bring it to the Senate floor (probably because he knew it would be passed) - at least he saved Obama the embarrassment of having to vote against his own law or veto the bill - and after all, that’s the most important thing to this administration - maintaining the illusion that empty suit Obama is just fresh from the dry cleaners......
Were were these jergoff Dems when we were looking for a compromise?
I say let them own this turd.
Another red line in sand.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., urged President Obama in a letter to consider extending the open enrollment period for Obamacare beyond March 31, 2014, given the IT problems confronting the program.
But that decision isn’t up to Obama.
Even if Obama wanted to extend the open enrollment period, he wouldn’t be allowed to without an act of Congress at least if he wants to follow the law he signed.
Though the health care law granted the Secretary of Health and Human Services discretion to define dates for the open enrollment period to occur each year, it also specified that the initial enrollment period (i.e. the current one) had to be announced by July 1, 2012.
Specifically, Section 1311 of the healthcare law reads, “ENROLLMENT PERIODS: The Secretary shall require an Exchange to provide for— (A) an initial open enrollment, as determined by the Secretary (such determination to be made not later than July 1, 2012).”
Given that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has already determined that the enrollment period must end on March 31 and nearly 16 months has passed since she made that determination extending the period would require an act of Congress to change the law.
Hey Begbitch, it's too late, it's settled law, remember?
Today’s Democrats are “GLITCHES!”
The website problems are a red herring. This entire law is a disaster. It needs to die on the vine.
When you delay registration deadlines you delay registrations. The death spiral continues.