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White House pushes back ObamaCare enrollment deadline for pre-existing conditions
fox news ^ | 1/15/2014 | fox news

Posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:17 AM PST by tobyhill

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it was delaying the deadline for people with pre-existing conditions to enroll in ObamaCare.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Tuesday that it was moving the deadline to March 15 from January 31, the originally scheduled end of the enrollment period.

"As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers' transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by (the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan) additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need," HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; obanacare

1 posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:17 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

When all the waivers are lifted, this mess is gonna go boom.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 2:14:31 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: tobyhill

oh isn’t that....illegal ???


3 posted on 01/15/2014 2:33:18 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Laws do not apply to democrats.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 2:36:28 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Tennessee Nana

That’s what I would have first thought, but what I’ve recently seen gives Queen Sebelius the right to do that. The papers give Obama the glory, but that’s not actually what is happening.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 2:40:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: tobyhill

More from “The Hill.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/195468-wh-delays-another-obamacare-deadline

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it was again extending the ObamaCare enrollment deadline for people with pre-existing conditions.

The administration said it will extend the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP), slated to end January 31, until March 15.

“As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers’ transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by PCIP additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.

The deadline was originally at the end of December, but last month the administration pushed it back through January because of the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website.

The new extension is just the latest in a string of unilateral delays the administration has implemented to buy time after the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov.

The Obama administration has so far delayed the premium payments deadline, delayed by one week the sign-up date for coverage beginning Jan. 1, pushed back by six weeks the sign-up date for those seeking coverage by April 1, and delayed the second-year enrollment period until after the 2014 elections.

The $5 billion PCIP program was intended as bridge health coverage to sick patients waiting for the full implementation of ObamaCare. The administration says that 135,000 have used the program at some point, but did not say how many were currently in PCIP.

An HHS official told The Hill there are less than 30,000 people still enrolled.

HHS stopped accepting new applicants early last year over fears the program didn’t have enough money to cover those that had signed up.

The American Cancer Society lauded the later deadline, saying it would ensure that sick patients won’t experience a coverage gap.

“Today’s announcement ensures that people with pre-existing conditions such as a history of cancer have lifesaving coverage under the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan through the end of open enrollment,” spokesman Steve Weiss said in a statement. “The extension gives cancer patients and others who had no health insurance options before enrolling in PCIP extra time to choose a marketplace plan that works best for them and their families.”


6 posted on 01/15/2014 2:42:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: lowbridge

Maybe... it looks like in this case the Democrats engineered a gigantic shmoo of a law that lets them come pretty “doggone” close to it. The Democrat wish list was boycotted by the GOP — none of the debate and compromise which might have gotten some more sensible perspective in — and so it is pure Jackass Party.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 2:43:05 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: tobyhill; Liz

Can the next president give a waiver to everyone on Husseincare?


8 posted on 01/15/2014 2:43:33 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: tobyhill

Yes, delay it far, far , far into the future. No one be usin this POS law anyhoo!


9 posted on 01/15/2014 2:44:02 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Libloather

Remember that’s what Mitt Romney promised!


10 posted on 01/15/2014 2:44:10 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: tobyhill

Law in our country is measured by the length of the King’s Foot, on any given day.

Hail Obama!!!!/S


11 posted on 01/15/2014 2:45:23 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

Well this thing has enough shmoo power in it, probably, to let them do that if (make that WHEN) it blows up in their faces. The Queen (or maybe in future, King) of Health and Human Services will be instrumental here.

This could give GOP some breathing room. They should use it exceedingly wisely. I’d be pounding hard on the doors of the Blues et al, and telling them okay, you cheered for this thing, you saw what resulted, now how about engineering a path back to social sanity and when it’s ready, we’ll do a full court press to enable it.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 2:46:34 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

In this administration, laws and regulations are made up as they go along.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 2:49:47 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why wait?

No one should be registering at all.

Destroy it now.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 2:49:55 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Libloather; sickoflibs; GOPJ; Grampa Dave; ken5050
BOOBAMBA'S 16th UNILATERAL WAIVER--BUT WHO'S COUNTING? (cackle)

Boobamba and Valerie ordered HHS to say: "As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers' transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by (the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan) additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need."

(Sniffle) Can't you just f-e-e-l the "tolerance and compassion"? (Sob)

15 posted on 01/15/2014 3:01:33 AM PST by Liz
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Th lead up to elections will be a good time to get some vulnerable dems to move - and possibly afterwards if Rs take senate control - or come close.

I can’t wait to shove this back down THEIR throat and use the same strong-arm tactics they’ve invented. Deeming bills passed, faux reconciliation on nonbudget bills, IRS as a weapon, FBI as a weapon, appointing judges with no filibuster, and a lawless executive.

Until we get things back to normal.

Then, push them back some more and say “WE WON BITCHES”.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 3:01:49 AM PST by Principled
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To: Candor7

You and what army?

Well there is an Army — the Army Of Heaven — but almost nobody is calling on it — almost everybody is sitting pontificating like this out of their “I wish I was king” prides.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 3:02:32 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Principled

Methinks... mehopes... you kid.

Republicans run rampant by unprincipled means aren’t going to turn out to be less tyrannical in the end. The port and starboard cabins in the boat to hell both arrive there.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 3:04:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

whaaa?

Dems will change if many lose - and especially if they lose control of senate.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 3:06:13 AM PST by Principled
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To: tobyhill

What’s going to happen after March 31st? Will it suddenly become March 31st, 2015?


20 posted on 01/15/2014 3:07:16 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Principled

How does that justify means... if we tell that elephant to stomp whatever it wishes any way it wishes, it may end up going on some shockingly statist romps. I wish we weren’t talking about elitist Washingtoncrats, but we unfortunately are.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 3:09:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t think anyone has any idea what you’re talking about... ships, elephants, hell?

I’m just saying that with some R wins we stand a better chance at eliminating some big gov - 0bamacare et al.

No idea what you’re sayin....


22 posted on 01/15/2014 3:11:44 AM PST by Principled
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To: Principled

You know jolly well that you wanted the Republicans not just to get forceful, but evil.

Sorry, evil is evil no matter who does it.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 3:13:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Candor7
Why wait?

No one should be registering at all.

Destroy it now.

No one seems to be able to recognize the extreme revolution that's going on over this law. Total defiance and a revolution against the FedGov by choosing to not participate. Since there isn't Hollywood explosions and piles of bodies no one has noticed. Ghandi would be beaming with pride.

24 posted on 01/15/2014 3:30:34 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: tobyhill

If you like your life, you can keep it

Until March 15


25 posted on 01/15/2014 3:43:46 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Libloather

“When all the waivers are lifted, this mess is gonna go boom.”

They’re trying to carve out exemptions for 51% of the voting population. Unfortunately, the insurance industry can’t accomodate them anyway; the industry has been “fundamentally transformed”. At this point, the Dems are simply trying to delay the pain until the mid-terms are over; they’ve moved the goalposts from the token’s re-election to that of COngress.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 4:06:17 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tobyhill
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27 posted on 01/15/2014 4:20:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: USCG SimTech

Yes. I have been saying this to my co-workers and family. Civil disobedience. I will not comply...


28 posted on 01/15/2014 4:30:52 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: USCG SimTech

Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager

Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager

Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager


29 posted on 01/15/2014 4:39:20 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP) is twice as expensive with a low $ cap and 3x higher deductible as the CHIP program. Who with pre-existing conditions can afford that?


30 posted on 01/15/2014 5:31:57 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

projection much? lol


31 posted on 01/15/2014 7:48:20 AM PST by Principled
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To: USCG SimTech

Ghandi would be beaming with pride.>>>>>>>>>

Satyagraha...let it be so.


32 posted on 01/15/2014 5:41:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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