Skip to comments.U.S. to allow some people to enroll in Obamacare after deadline (.. under certain circumstances)
Posted on 03/21/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration.
The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by system problems including technical glitches.
On Friday, the administration published in the Federal Register new regulations that would allow state-run marketplaces new flexibility in setting insurance coverage effective dates for people who sign up during special enrollment periods.
President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires most Americans to be enrolled in health coverage by March 31 or pay a penalty. It was not clear how much of an effort a potential applicant would have to make in order to qualify for a special enrollment period.
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But do they have to pay premiums too?
Hmmmm...Friday afternoon dump?
What we have is a dictator. If the Supreme court does not smack him down swoon we must have millions in the street pissd off and liquored up. Our troops will not fire on us. We are running out of time to save this nation.
Misleading headline. People could always enroll later but they had to pay a penalty. The change is some people may not need to pay penalty. Should read “Obamacare penalty waived for some people”.
“would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by system problems including technical glitches.”
Which means enrollment is now completely open-ended and the March 31 statutory deadline has now been eliminated by yet another wave of obama’s magic dictator’s wand, since pretty much ANYONE can simply claim they ran into website technical glitches.
Leaving enrollment open will give the admin a reason not to release final figures - guesses are good enough for Sebelius until enrollment’s over. And until we have final numbers there’s nothing to report.
There may be an even worse reason.
1. As of now, insurers need to submit next year’s premiums this summer. I think it’s already been delayed once.
2. If enrollment goes longer Obama could say that insurers don’t have time to calculate premiums by summer (actuaries really need to know about those last 10 signups).
3. Then HHS can spend a couple of months saying they have the new costs and are in negotiations with insurers to work out the final details. But don’t worry, premiums are going down and access is going up - and certainly don’t believe anything those evil republican/koch candidates are saying.
4. The 2014 elections happen
5. HHS releases the final premiums/policies for 2015. And since it’s late we need to extend 2015 enrollment. Premiums have, of course, gone way up.
6. If republicans didn’t take the senate, sales of pitchforks skyrockets. But that’s ok since Obama has plenty of physical security and has a D senate to protect him from having to see any unpleasant legislation to sign/veto his last 2 years.
Mean while TRICARE LIFE Retired Military over 65 just received this noticed 2 weeks ago, takes effect 4/14/2014, why they sent a prelim with out the drug list is WASTEFUL spending in itself! BETTER START CALLING YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS NOW! ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE TO THE MILITARY WHO CAN’T PROTECT THEMSELVES!
PLEASE NOTE THE PALM GREASING IN THE FIRST LINK! THAT IS THE REAL PROBLEM, NOT Retiree’s health care. WE need a better way to report fraud and abuse, which their computer system should be catching. Like internist running same test as Specialist. Or running EKG, Chest Xray and thyroid panels on patients who have no need of them. That is Bill PADDING.
ALL RETIRED MILITARY! All I see is a nightmare. ES cannot be trusted to get the RIGHT manufacture, and some of mine have to be from that manufacture even if it is a generic. Different Manufacturer’s different fillers.
As a very drug sensitive person, I WANT A WAIVER! And should be able to get one. Or get samples to try first!
This is couched in such language that it is hard to under stand. This is a Prelim letter, we don’t even know at this time which drugs are going to be on the list. Waste of money to not send out the full thing.
These are the option we are going to be given in a “new” SCREW U Pilot program from Tricare.
1 Transfer your medication from a retail pharmacy to save , convenient Tricare Home Delivery and pay less out of pocket! A typical cost for a 90 day retail supply is $51 but only $13 for Home Delivery.
2 Ask your doctor about using a low cost generic that is not among the medications included in the Pilot Generics can still be filled at retail for $5
3 Transfer maintenance medications under the Pilot from retail pharmacy to a military pharmacy. Call your local military pharmacy to see if they have you medication
4 Continue to get you selected maintenance medications at a retail and pay 100% of the cost of the medication starting with your third refill.
If you refill your selected maintenance medication’s at a retail pharmacy after March 14, 2014 you’ll get letters from the Tricare Pharmacy contractor Express Scripts, Inc about switching to Home Delivery. Remember, starting with your third fill you will be responsible for 100% of the cost of the medications if you chose to continue to obtain them at a retail pharmacy.
If you have other health insurance with a prescription benefit, you do not fall under the Pilot. There will also be a process to obtain waivers on a case by case basis, due to personal need or hardship, emergency or other special circumstaces-0 such as living in a nursing home. After participating in the Pilot for 1 year you may opt out.
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