Skip to comments.West Virginia rejects one year delay for meeting ACA requirements
Posted on 11/21/2013 8:40:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia is joining more than half a dozen states, so far, in rejecting President Barack Obamas proposal which allows health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act for one more year.
On Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Riley said the single year re-enrollment proposal is not necessary in West Virginia because of the proactive steps taken, this year, to allow for a transition period that is consistent with the existing law.
The abrupt CCIIO (Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight) proposal comes at a time when West Virginia employers, citizens and insurance carriers have already made extensive changes to comply with the new law, Riley said in a statement.
In order to avoid further confusion, provide market stability, mitigate potential rate impacts of the CCIIO proposal, and regulate the West Virginia insurance market in accordance with the existing law, we have decided to maintain our current direction.
President Barack Obama announced the possible change last week after millions of Americans received cancellation notices, despite his repeated claims that people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it under the Affordable Care Act.
Insurance is regulated differently in each state, so it is up to state officials to make the final decision on any delay.
Earlier this week, New York became the largest state to reject the proposal. The other states that have opted out of the extension, along with West Virginia, include Minnesota, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington and Vermont.
In addition to information available at healthcare.gov, questions about the Affordable Care Act and health insurance enrollment can be directed to in-person assisters at local offices for the Department of Health and Human Resources or the Bureau of Senior Services.
Those with the Consumer Services Division of the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner are also available by calling 1-888-879-9842.
Does this count as Obama keeping his promise to them?
Please stop with the dildo spam on multiple threads.
We’re better than that.
this is a messed up game
The press is making it look like the States are "meanies" for not delaying the mandate.
Fact is, they CAN'T. It would go against the Obamacare law.
You know the LAW, which Obama seems to want to change on his very word alone.
Sure, if Obama wants to go ahead and change it, he could go through the legislative process.
But he won't.
So he and the democrats need to OWN it, and STFU.
The sociopath is well aware the states won’t undo the crap storm he created. He’s lying to his base to curb the blowback.
He’s getting pretty lame as his options are rapidly dwindling. Desperation WILL set in. And they have so completely painted themselves into a corner, that anything but scrapping the whole thing together with an emphatic private thrust to re-create the health care plan industry will simply prolong the time they are stuck to this tar baby.
It could not happen to a nicer political party! Degrading humanity since before the Civil War!
...not necessary in West Virginia because of the proactive steps taken, this year, to allow for a transition period that is consistent with the existing law.
>> Degrading humanity since before the Civil War!
Yup, pre and post-natal.