March 25, 2014

Another Emily Litella Barry Obama moment [Darleen Click]

Never mind.

WASHINGTON — With less than a week left for people to sign up for health insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday that it would allow more time for those who had tried to apply but were blocked by technical problems with the federal exchange.

Several states running their own exchanges, including Maryland, Minnesota and Nevada, have taken similar steps in the last two weeks.

Open enrollment was scheduled to end on Monday for all Americans. The White House had previously insisted that the deadline was firm and would not be extended.

Under the move planned by the administration, some people will be given a special enrollment period, beyond the deadline, if they can show they were not able to enroll because of an error by the federal exchange or by the Department of Health and Human Services. Federal officials allowed a special enrollment period, on a case-by-case basis, for some people who were unable to meet the Dec. 24, 2013, enrollment deadline for coverage starting Jan. 1 of this year.

Now, exactly how is the Obama Administration to administer this “case-by-case” basis?

They aren’t

Those who miss the March 31 deadline to get coverage “will have until about mid-April” to ask for more time, the report said. The extensions will be granted on an honor system, with the government not checking whether the person in question had begun the application process as required to receive the extra time, the report said.

Posted by Darleen @ 10:08pm

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Comments (6)

  1. the only people what want obamacare are sick or infirm or what have you plus somewhat or a lot impecunious

    it’s not a mainstream thing

  2. Red lines, dead lines, Obama should really try to avoid lines.

  3. These “deadlines” are deadlines like the debt “limit” is a limit. Merely talking points to placate the masses until the next time they need to be moved as a matter of political convenience.

  4. so we get another extension and are on the honor system.

    this sounds more like a bullshit take home art history exam than a practical solution to healthcare problems.

  5. Sign up for Obamacare is mandated at the point of a gun and yet only 5 million people have signed up. (not that I believe that number, but, for sake of argument)

    Only 305 million to go…..

  6. And remind me again, how was Senator Cruz spoke of when offering to delay Obamacare last October?