Skip to comments.Regime Plans Another Obamacare Delay
Posted on 03/04/2014 11:11:07 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: The Regime "is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats." That is the opening line in TheHill.com story. They're not even bothering to hide the purpose of this. They're not doing this for the people. What this is... Remember when Obama promised you that you could keep your plan if you like it and keep your doctor?
And then all of a sudden you couldn't, and then everybody started reminding Obama that he lied 23 or 24 times about this? And a powerful lie. I mean, this is something that was deeply personal to people that they believed, and it was never true. And we tried to warn people that he was lying about it, because it was not possible. Your plan that you like was going to be rendered illegal if Obamacare was ever implemented. It was just illegal.
Obama was lying because he wanted to win elections, and he thought you would forget. Anyway, you didn't forget, you were reminded, and so there was such an outcry that Obama delayed the cancellation of your plans for a year. This calendar year, 2014, you can keep your plan. You're still illegal. Your plan is still illegal. It's just that the Regime is not going to pressure you and charge you and fine you or otherwise penalize you.
What this is, is an additional three-year extension of the plan you always thought you were going to be able to keep. TheHill.com reports the Regime "is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats," because they forgot something. They forgot something. They have to push back the end of the "fix." These are substandard plans.
By definition, now, the plan that you like that you now could keep this year... By the way, they brought it back after you lost it? How many of you actually, really got the old plan back? That's another thing they don't tell us. Your plan was cancelled. Remember that? You were not allowed to keep it. You had to give it up even though the Regime had promised you.
And then all of a sudden after a bunch of people had been cancelled Obama said, "You know what, you know what? I'm instructing the insurance companies to reactivate those plans. The insurance companies, it's gonna cost a lot of money." They were illegal, and we don't know how many people actually went back and reactivated the plan that they liked that they were promised they could keep, that they had had cancelled.
We don't know. But if you did, you get to hold on to it for three more years. But they only figured out, they remembered that the law requires insurers to send out cancellation notices 90 days in advance (three months, for those of you in Rio Linda). That means even with Obama's last delay, the cancellation notices would come out right before the midterm elections this November.
Even extending your plan that was cancelled, that you were promised you could keep, that was taken away from you and then reoffered to you, you could keep it this calendar year, however just for the year, and you would again get a cancellation notice near the end of this one-year extension. The Regime figured out over the weekend that the law requires a 90-day cancellation notice.
That means that the cancellation notices would arrive in people's in boxes, mailboxes, however they get them, right before the midterm elections. In some cases, my friends, a majority of these cancellation notices would come on the Friday before the Tuesday of the midterm elections. So they had to engage in drastic emergency action here, to just say, "You know what? Screw it. We're gonna extend these all the way through the 2016 election," which is the presidential race.
36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan
So the implementation of Obamacare is an absolute disastrous joke, and one of the many problems surrounding it was the inability of anybody responsible to make plans based on when what was gonna happen. Businesses, employers, consumers, still nobody knows when this thing is actually gonna fully implement -- and, as such, nobody can still make permanent plans, because Obama could decide next week, "You know what? I'm not gonna extend it for three years!"
Or, "I changed may mind, and I'm only gonna extend it for two years."
Never mind the fact that none of this is legal!
I don't mean to shout and scare you 25-year-old girls -- women. Sorry. I'm told that happens. But I'm not kidding. None of this is legal anyway.
RUSH: Hill.com. The last line from the article is where they admit this delay is to help the Democrats. The Regime's "decision to pursue another extension was confirmed by insurance sources who predicted a public announcement would be 'imminent.' It is unclear how long the extension will be, though one source believed it could last to the end of Obama's second term, and perhaps beyond," meaning they might have to even push this past the 2016 election."
That's exactly what they're gonna have to do because of the cancellation notice aspect of this. They can't have something like that happen right before an election.
Who can claim status to go to court on this stuff that is not Eric Holder?
just another illegal change in the law. nothing to see here, move along.
I thought on this and concluded that if I was an insurance CEO, I would mail a notice to policy holders announcing that the Obamacare requirement for cancelling their policies was on hold but the policies would be cancelled in 2016. Meanwhile, annual renewal is at hand and to prevent forced Obamacare, they should renew their policies for an indeterminate period. The period is indeterminate because at any moment Obama can recind his EO and declare tem cancelled
The amoeba law.
It morphs weekly.
And makes people ill...
The good side of this seems to be that the Democrats are looking for some way to back out of this mess.
The bad side of this seems to be that they don’t want to actually use the law to do it.
But the GOP shouldn’t complain too much, methinks. All the GOP needs to do once it has the political traction to make it possible, is to say “What the Democrats are doing illegally, we now wish to make law. No more Calvinball, folks. No more shell games. What you see will be what you get.”
Were I in the WH, I would tell Congress that they have until their May 5 holy day to come up with a complete alternative to OCare, or it will be fully implemented on May 6, with no buddies exempted, and not one Gov employee exempted.
Where the hell are the Republicans, then? Why aren't they making deals right now, trying to get enough Dems to back a veto-proof majority?
"Here you go, vulnerable Dems...here's your 'escape plan'...help us with this repeal bill, and you might save your 2014 election chances!"
That might be one exit strategy. But getting enough Democrats to agree will be tricky. When you’re rapt in worship of the Big Ears, nothing else seems to make sense.
I thought this law had to be passed now, that people were dying all over the country everyday because they didn’t have insurance. We couldn’t wait another week, day, minute, or, second.
Oh, maybe not so much.
I think the Republicans need to keep such a plan at the ready, monitoring poll results as elections get nearer. There's probably a small window in which to do this after summer recess. I guess we'll see how badly Dems want to run away from the law.