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White House: Health care penalty deadline to be delayed by up to six weeks
NBC News ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Daniel Arkin

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: barackruptcy; bho44; bhohealthcare; delay; miserablefailure; obamacare; obamacaredefrauds; obamacarepenalty; obamacarerollout; penalty; whitehousedotgov
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1 posted on 10/23/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Okay...let's let this sh!tstorm brew for a month or so...and then let 'er rip.
2 posted on 10/23/2013 5:21:09 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s illegal.

Sue the President.

Make him enforce his own law.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 5:21:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: SeekAndFind
He can't do this, it's illegal under his POS law. Just like the waivers. When are the Republicans going to start filing lawsuits?

Also, someone mentioned that the delay will give POSOTUS time to fix the wording so the current lawsuits against Commiecare can be nullified.

4 posted on 10/23/2013 5:22:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 10/23/2013 5:22:33 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Uncle Miltie

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!!!


6 posted on 10/23/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by Principled
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To: SeekAndFind

Unconstitutional.

IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND!


7 posted on 10/23/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Penalty deadline extended six weeks; meanwhile, the computer won’t be up and running for six months, if that.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 5:27:07 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind
BY WHAT LEGAL AUTHORITY?

We are in a post Constitutional era, and are living in a lawless nation.
9 posted on 10/23/2013 5:27:10 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Also, someone mentioned that the delay will give POSOTUS time to fix the wording so the current lawsuits against Commiecare can be nullified.

POTUS might be able to ignore the law. Or enforce it selectively.

But he cannot re-write it. Only Congress can do that.

10 posted on 10/23/2013 5:27:14 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes. Ted Cruz is such a radical terrorist.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Uncle Miltie
That’s illegal.

Yes. It's the law of the land. Roll it out now.

12 posted on 10/23/2013 5:30:16 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: SeekAndFind

0bomba is strapping a bomb to his chest?

Terrorist!

We will not be held hostage!

Free 0bamaCare to its destiny!!!


13 posted on 10/23/2013 5:31:34 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: BlueStateRightist
Ted Cruz is such a radical terrorist.

Pretty much what we'd expect from a White Hispanic.

14 posted on 10/23/2013 5:31:45 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: SeekAndFind

6 weeks is not anywhere near long enough to fix this clusterf9ck.

Think

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.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 5:32:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

"How convenient."

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."

16 posted on 10/23/2013 5:32:26 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Principled
What is Obama, some kind of "terrorist, hostage-taking Cross-burning Tea-partier"?

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."

17 posted on 10/23/2013 5:32:37 PM PDT by boop (I had no IDEA I'd be paying for Obamacare. I thought it would be a rich guy.)
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To: Viennacon
BTW, WHERE did the 600 MILLION that you spent on this POS go, Mr. President?

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.

18 posted on 10/23/2013 5:35:09 PM PDT by boop (I had no IDEA I'd be paying for Obamacare. I thought it would be a rich guy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not sure what they should do, but I am concerned about Congress having anything to do with this illegitimately passed ObamaTax.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 5:36:02 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: boop

Penalty? Would that be the government camp of your choice with or without fake showers?


20 posted on 10/23/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

Not mentioned anywhere is the fact that millions of people have health care plans expiring on Dec. 31 and will be uninsured for what looks to be a very long time.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 5:39:45 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

RE: Not mentioned anywhere is the fact that millions of people have health care plans expiring on Dec. 31 and will be uninsured for what looks to be a very long time.

So, what happens to these folks if God forbid, after Dec. 31, they get seriously sick?


22 posted on 10/23/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Viennacon
They’ve been working at this for 3 years.

In a previous thread a few days ago, I saw a quote which suggested that the actual coding work only began in Spring, 2013... six or seven months ago. I can believe that it took them 2.5 years to go from Request for Quotes to the beginning of actual work; government contracting moves like molasses in winter.

Not that it really matters, though. Bad code is bad code, whether it was tweaked for three years or slapped together in a hurry last April.

23 posted on 10/23/2013 5:41:49 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess Obama just changes the number to 1-800-URF-UCKD


24 posted on 10/23/2013 5:43:19 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
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To: Charles Martel

But they still need to lay the foundation out again. They’re not going to hire the same company to fix it, right? They’re not that stupid.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 5:44:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Ezekiel
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.

If they had read the damn bill BEFORE passing the damn bill - they'd KNOW if it can or cannot be done administratively ...

26 posted on 10/23/2013 5:44:37 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love it,,fresh craziness and trauma to be unleashed just in time for midterms


27 posted on 10/23/2013 5:44:42 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind
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28 posted on 10/23/2013 5:45:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Charles Martel
I can believe that it took them 2.5 years to go from Request for Quotes to the beginning of actual work; government contracting moves like molasses in winter.

Much of that was political. They did not want to flesh out the details of anything prior to the election out of fear that the awful details would leak to the public.

29 posted on 10/23/2013 5:45:44 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (You know something's really wrong when the salesman keeps selling long after the close.)
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To: boop

The press is complicit in all of this.

They never questioned the fantasies that emanated from Obama’s mouth, like, “If you like your current healthcare, you can keep it.”


30 posted on 10/23/2013 5:46:17 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry, no delay.
Law of the Land.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 5:46:22 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: SeekAndFind

Eat worms, Obama.

Obama and his filthy dems should be given no quarter over any of this.


32 posted on 10/23/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: boop

What I’d like to see is when the bill gets to the house, the house load it up with other things - shutting the EPA, etc.

It would almost be like we wanted the 0bamacare to fail ... ie not throw it a lifeline.

he he he


33 posted on 10/23/2013 5:48:08 PM PDT by Principled
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To: SeekAndFind

See how kind your government is, slaves? Il douchebag will grant you an extra 42 days for you to surrender your liberty.

Now crawl on your knees and kiss his boots.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

The Law is what the Party says it is. And the Supreme Leader is the Party.

-Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Obama


35 posted on 10/23/2013 5:57:34 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Bows to Republican
Demand for Extension


And he's so good at bowing. Obama is a coward!

36 posted on 10/23/2013 5:58:06 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind
One thing the Great and Powerful Obama hasn't thought of is what happens to the millions of people being tossed out of employer and private insurance plans as of Jan. 1st.

If they can't sign up for Obamacare by that day, they have NO INSURANCE since they just got dumped. God forbid they have to have an emergency appendectomy on Jan. 2nd ...

37 posted on 10/23/2013 5:58:18 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huh - what happened to Law Of The Land?


38 posted on 10/23/2013 5:59:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

Delaying the penalty until one day after the 2014 midterm election is the goal. Wouldn’t want to upset anyone before the election, right DemonRats? Too bad millions of Americans will never get their original health care policies back. Gone for good.


39 posted on 10/23/2013 5:59:33 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama does not have the authority to amend the law.

Obama does not have the authority to amend the law.

Obama does not have the authority to amend the law.

Obama does not have the authority to amend the law.

Obama does not have the authority to amend the law.

HELLO CONGRESS!


40 posted on 10/23/2013 6:00:45 PM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: Billthedrill

RE: Huh - what happened to Law Of The Land?

That got throne out the windows when Obama unilaterally delayed the Business mandate for a year with nary a peep from the media, no one filing a suit, and most of the rest of the nation yawned and got back to their TV sets.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Billthedrill
TYPO: That got throne THROWN OUT THE WINDOW.
42 posted on 10/23/2013 6:03:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So the legislature does not make laws, this dictator does.
His law, sees it going to crap, ooppss , sorry gone to crap and now makes yet again another new law to his law.

Still there are people out there saying socialist health care is good. WOW


43 posted on 10/23/2013 6:06:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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“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. “

why not just let homeland security approve it and do away with the pretense.


44 posted on 10/23/2013 6:22:30 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Cheerio

” are living in a lawless nation.”

Thats ok. Obamacare is a lawless law.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by lowbridge
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sign a law for a one year delay and make every democrat defend the exponential increase in costs in 2014.


46 posted on 10/23/2013 6:33:20 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Lmo56

It will be Ted Cruz’s fault. ( i see a pattern)


47 posted on 10/23/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: RoosterRedux
needs to be voted on (sorry jmcane) and should be for six decades
48 posted on 10/23/2013 6:41:56 PM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: SeekAndFind

They can’t delay these penalties. ObamaCare is “the law of the land”. (Which makes me ask, do you have to comply with this commie BS if you live on a houseboat in the middle of Lake Powell?). Hmmmmm.


49 posted on 10/23/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your burrito! Here comes amnesty!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this sedition?/s


50 posted on 10/23/2013 6:55:10 PM PDT by RginTN
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