Skip to comments.White House: Health care penalty deadline to be delayed by up to six weeks
Posted on 10/23/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Amid mounting criticism, the White House said Wednesday that it plans to soften the deadline for when Americans are required to purchase health insurance. The date by when Americans would be penalized for not having signed up for health insurance could be slid back by as much as six weeks, administration officials told NBC News.
But it was not immediately clear Wednesday whether the adjustment to a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act would need to be approved by Congress or could be done by the Department of Health and Human Services administratively.
As the law stands now, individuals are expected to begin the application process via HealthCare.gov by Feb. 15 to avoid a financial penalty when the deadline hits on March 31, since it generally takes about six weeks for the insurance to kick in.
But under the prospective change, individuals will only be expected to have started enrollment by March 31 to avoid incurring a penalty.
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Sue the President.
Make him enforce his own law.
Also, someone mentioned that the delay will give POSOTUS time to fix the wording so the current lawsuits against Commiecare can be nullified.
Are all of Obama’s acts of changing effective dates on Zerocare in the law?? I’ve never heard of a law whose application could be changed on a daily basis.
Can’t. It’s settled law. Only anarchists, terrorists, etc would delay it!
They’ll have to amend the bill in Congress. HE HE HE We’ll open that can 0 worms again!!!
IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND!
Penalty deadline extended six weeks; meanwhile, the computer won’t be up and running for six months, if that.
POTUS might be able to ignore the law. Or enforce it selectively.
But he cannot re-write it. Only Congress can do that.
Yes. Ted Cruz is such a radical terrorist.
Yes. It's the law of the land. Roll it out now.
0bomba is strapping a bomb to his chest?
We will not be held hostage!
Free 0bamaCare to its destiny!!!
Pretty much what we'd expect from a White Hispanic.
6 weeks is not anywhere near long enough to fix this clusterf9ck.
They’ve been working at this for 3 years.
Experts have said you cannot put good code over bad code. The bad code has to be erased.
Buried in a few thousand pages, it says "this is a dictatorship-- we do what we want, when we want, oh and a big FU to the American People."
Honestly if I were a republican in congress, I'd vote "present" if it came up for a vote. But I'd let the press have it with both barrels as to why.
"We tried to warn the American people, but were called racists. So to appease the media, I've decided to let the President have his way. It's ALL on the democrats now. From now until the sun shines no more, this is Obama's baby. Enjoy."
Name some names, sir.
We all know you just are not smart enough to have pulled off such a boondoggle, so let's see the heads roll.
I’m not sure what they should do, but I am concerned about Congress having anything to do with this illegitimately passed ObamaTax.
Penalty? Would that be the government camp of your choice with or without fake showers?
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