Skip to comments.Latest delay adds to chaotic rollout of Obama's health law
Posted on 12/20/2013 10:17:38 AM PST by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government's move to delay for some people a requirement to buy medical insurance raised new doubts about the already chaotic rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, just days before an enrollment deadline.
In another technical setback on Friday for the main website for enrollment, HealthCare.gov, U.S. officials said it would be down for a few hours to repair an error that occurred overnight.
The Obama administration said late on Thursday that people who have had their insurance plans canceled because of new standards under health policy reforms may be able to claim a "hardship exemption" to the requirement that Americans have coverage by March 31, or face a penalty.
While several million people have received policy cancellations, U.S. officials estimate that fewer than 500,000 would be affected by this delay in the so-called individual mandate. The mandate is a core part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, that aims to provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
Republicans, who have opposed the health law all along as an unwarranted expansion of the federal government, quickly seized on the announcement as the latest sign that it is unworkable.
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I wonder what the PJ dweebs will be saying at Christmas to their relatives already negatively affected by Obamnationcare
How could this happen?
Obamacare was enacted primarily to address the needs of all previously uninsured people. The latest poll found that among those uninsured 58% think that Obamacare is a bad deal for them. Confusing???
Republicans should SAY NOTHING
refer all questions and comments to Jay Csrney
80 % of voters opposed Obamacare in 2009, and The TEA Party was born.
Now the RINO Establishment has agreed to fund Obamacare for the next two years, thanks to the backstabbing efforts of RINO Ryan.
It will be a pleasure to do battle with the RINO Establishment, because they only represent the low information RINO voters.
The High Information REPUBLICAN voters might want to ponder the following:
Obama NEEDS Obamacare to fail, and fail soon!
So far the design flaws that Bolsheviks Pelosi, Reid and Jarrett have deliberately put into Obamacare have worked to perfection: Obamacare will be forced to become a Single Payor System within a year!
The first purpose of Obamacare was to destroy Private Medical Insurance Industry in the United States of America.
Each time that Barry S. illegally changes his instrument of destruction, (Obamacare), the expense to the Private Insurance Companies goes up.
Thus, Barry S. has a perfect ratcheting destruction mechanism to destroy the Insurance Companies, because he knows that for the next two years the RINOs, thanks to RINO Ryan, will do NOTHING to stop him.
Hence, as more and more problems that Reid and Pelosi have built into Obamacare continue to be discovered by the gullible RINOs, the better it is for Obamacre to achieve its first purpose of destruction of the private Medical Insurance Industry.
As Bolsheviks, Pelosi, Reid, Jarrett and Obama see the Insurance Companies as competition for their goal of controlling the flow of money from the buyers of insurance policies.
Hence, the basic Bolshevik desire To Eliminate the Middle Man, i.e. the Private Insurance Companies, starting with Medical Insurance Companies.
The second purpose of Obamacare is to complete a Marxist takeover of all Medical Insurance payments, as Marxist Reid brazenly calls it A Single Payer System. [ Duh, arent ALL Communist Plans a single payor system?]
As more and more Ponzi Schemes are required to continue to buy the votes for Democrat politicians, Bolsheviks Pelosi, Reid, Jarrett and Obama will need to Nationalize even more of the USA Economy.
With currently 40 % of the US Federal Annual Spending dependent on borrowing from strangers, (US Bonds), and 60 % projected to be spent per year within a decade, The Bolsheviks must have Obamcare fail soon so the other industries, such as the Oil and Gas Industry can become Nationalized.
There is a lot of low-hanging fruit for the Bolsheviks to pick, because the gullible Congressional RINOs will continue to help their good friends across the aisle.
Roll out the OBAMACARE NIGHTMARE,
The Libs are havin a barrel of FUN!
Roll out the OBAMACARE NIGHTMARE,
The Libs have the RINOs on the RUN!
the gop-e vichy leadership is doing their best to prop up obamacare. at the same time declaring war against conservatives to shut the hell up and takign a cue from liberal socialists, incite violence against us (punching us in the nose, eh bitch mcconnell?)...
fother muckers genuinely don’t want it to fail. They don’t mind it being unconstitutional. They don’t mind it poking into everyone’s lives.
I invented a name for pajama Boy...P.J. O’Dork!
(I’m here all week)
I'm not too sure about that. I believe the insurance companies were in complete agreement with Obamacare because they seen a way to make billions. I feel that no matter how hurt the Americans have been, King Obama will bail out the insurance companies like the Auto industry. Get ready for a couple of trillions be handed to the insurance companies and still no insuring the millions for health care.
Who needs congress when you can make up your own laws on the fly?
The insurers are co-cospirators in this mess. The Dems get more power and the companies get more money. A nice quid pro quo. Everyone makes out except the citizens.
Republicans should first say “WE TRIED TO WARN YOU about all of this, and they called US the liars”
Then refer them to Jay Carney
Notice the focus is on Americans, not illegals, immigrants, Mexicans, citizens. ok.
Next, "healthy young" - Aren't 'children' under the age of 27 already covered by their parent's plan? Is obama focusing on orphans?
I got cancelled and I’m not buying in until something happens to make all this go away.
Que the lawsuits. I have said from day one that 0zer0care will eventually die because of the class action lawsuits that will be filed against it. This is the one that will probably do it. Roberts twisted himself into knots to call 0zer0care a tax. The key to that is the mandate is “constitutional” because of the equal protection clause. But now the equal protection clause is violated because some people get exempted because they claim a hardship because they were cancelled. These hardship victims get a substandard plan at lower cost, or go without insurance AND avoid the fine/tax. But others that were cancelled, just like the hardship cases, BUT they get a govt. sanctioned full plan, at HIGHER costs. That’s unequal treatment under the law and a violation of the constitution. No way the courts let this little 0zer0 fix fly. Substandard catastrophic plans have to be made available for everyone, and the fine/tax mandate can’t apply, which would obliterate the law as Roberts interpreted it. Or everyone has to have standard govt. approved insurance, and the mandate is applied to everyone uniformly, the way Roberts originally interpreted it. I think 0zer0 really stepped in it this time.
Obama knows the 14th Amendment cases won’t make it to SCOTUS until 2017 at the earliest.
> The government’s move to delay for some people a requirement to buy medical insurance
It’s a legal requirement except when it’s not.
>> Obamacare was enacted primarily to
“Its a legal requirement except when its not.”
And that “requirement” depends upon the day of the week and the latest poll numbers.