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Begich supports extending open enrollment
NewsMiner ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | N/A

Posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Sen. Mark Begich says he supports extending open enrollment for individuals to buy health insurance under the federal health care law.

The Alaska Democrat, in a statement, says he wants to work with the Obama administration to ensure individuals aren't unfairly penalized if technical issues continue with the online insurance marketplaces.

Spokeswoman Heather Handyside says Begich wants to see how things with the site play out over the next several weeks and consider what makes sense.

Glitches have plagued the site since open enrollment began Oct. 1. The law requires most Americans have insurance starting next year or face fines. Open enrollment runs through March.

Begich has defended the health care law but also said he has ideas for making it better, including getting rid of a medical device tax.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: abortion; afa; alaska; deathpanels; markbegich; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

He is up for re-election.


2 posted on 10/23/2013 8:37:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

NO DELAY.

It’s the law of the land. (as they call it)

Obama shut the government down in order to fend off a Republican delay.

Let him start the fines for not being able to purchase crap nobody wanted to buy anyway.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 8:38:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; All

Republicans should refuse to pass ANY legislation at this point. There are too many Court cases pending right now.

The Democrats will use ANY legislation that they draft to fix the LEGAL problems that have them in Court right now.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 8:42:52 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Jet Jaguar

Where was Mark Belich 3 weeks ago when conservatives were proposing this?


5 posted on 10/23/2013 8:45:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Only way Mark can get re-elected would be by switching parties. Has happened a few times up here too. Ain’t in the cards though. The Repubs have to run a good candidate to win. Alaskans like to vote kids of past congressional members back in.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by Eska
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To: tennmountainman

Exactly.

NO DELAY. Start the fines. Obama and Begich own this.


7 posted on 10/23/2013 8:48:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

The penalty isn’t the problem. The problem is all the people who will have no coverage next year because their policies were canceled because of Obamacare and they can’t buy one on the broken web site even if they wanted to.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 8:49:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Jet Jaguar

In other words, a few weeks ago when House Republicans sent that CR to the Senate with the only provision attached being that the Obamacare individual mandate be delayed for a year, it now appears that there probably were enough ‘rats in favor in the Senate to pass the bill had Reid allowed to come to a vote - but he killed it immediately and caused the shutdown of the entire government rather than bring it to the Senate floor (probably because he knew it would be passed) - at least he saved Obama the embarrassment of having to vote against his own law or veto the bill - and after all, that’s the most important thing to this administration - maintaining the illusion that empty suit Obama is just fresh from the dry cleaners......


9 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:44 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Jet Jaguar

I propose a new campaign slogan for his challenger.

“Ditch the Beglitch!”


10 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jet Jaguar

Were were these jergoff Dems when we were looking for a compromise?

I say let them own this turd.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 8:53:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Amen!

You OWN IT!


12 posted on 10/23/2013 8:53:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: RightGeek

I know that.

Probably millions will be dropped from their current coverage in the next few weeks.

Obama and the dems fought tooth and nail for no delay.

They would not compromise.

Let the insurance drop and have these millions with no insurance.

Then fine them.

After all, It’s “THE LAW OF THE LAND”.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 8:54:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: RightGeek

Cruz tried to stop it.
Let Obama own it.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 8:55:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Yep.

Shout it from the hills.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 8:56:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

It can’t be said enough. (till 2014) “It’s the law of the land”

Let them choke on it.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 8:58:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; smoothsailing; Oldeconomybuyer; jonno
Sir, our Lord and master King Obama assured us that the individual mandate was a critical part of Obamacare insuring those in need and it couldn't be delayed a day longer.

Another red line in sand.

Republicans to Obama: Delay individual mandate (CNN 8/17/2013)

17 posted on 10/23/2013 8:59:39 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Attention Republicrats: The Donkeys running for reelection are dumping ObamaCare like the plague. Are you going to nail them on their hypocrisy or do what you do nest — say NOTHING. OK, then prepare to get primaried by the TEA Party. America cannot afford you spineless, gutless, sniveling RINOs any longer. Time to make these dinosaurs extinct.
18 posted on 10/23/2013 9:01:09 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Jet Jaguar
The King doesn't appear to need any help from the Repubs in rewriting the laws of the land - look at history. AND wasn't it the Repubs that wanted the individual delay in exchange for raising the debt ceiling another gazillion dollars, and King said "I will not negotiate with terrorists". Seems almost comical if it weren't so "deadly" serious.

Delay or not, that is not the issue - IT HAS TO BE RIPPED OUT BY THE ROOT. It is not about health care, but it is destroying one of the best health care industries on the globe.
19 posted on 10/23/2013 9:01:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., urged President Obama in a letter to consider extending the open enrollment period for Obamacare beyond March 31, 2014, given the IT problems confronting the program.

But that decision isn’t up to Obama.

Even if Obama wanted to extend the open enrollment period, he wouldn’t be allowed to without an act of Congress — at least if he wants to follow the law he signed.

Though the health care law granted the Secretary of Health and Human Services discretion to define dates for the open enrollment period to occur each year, it also specified that the initial enrollment period (i.e. the current one) had to be announced by July 1, 2012.

Specifically, Section 1311 of the healthcare law reads, “ENROLLMENT PERIODS: The Secretary shall require an Exchange to provide for— (A) an initial open enrollment, as determined by the Secretary (such determination to be made not later than July 1, 2012).”

Given that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has already determined that the enrollment period must end on March 31 — and nearly 16 months has passed since she made that determination — extending the period would require an act of Congress to change the law.

http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/law-says-obama-cant-extend-obamacare-enrollment-period-without-act-of-congress/article/2537721


20 posted on 10/23/2013 9:05:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jet Jaguar

STRONGHLY DISAGREE....

This is not going to be fixed in 6 weeks....

Let Obama delay it 6 weeks and then what will he do when it is still FAILING!

Republican shoulb be QUIET and let the DISATER ROLL ON

Anything they say or DO will be Immediately Trumpets in the MEDIA as an EXCUSE for the FAILURES!MOP

It is stupid to be doing anything or saying anything when the enemy is having problems.

21 posted on 10/23/2013 9:07:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Typo:

Trumpets in the MEDIA as an EXCUSE for the FAILURES!

No idea why I had ....MOP...in there...

22 posted on 10/23/2013 9:11:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; onyx; TigersEye; justa-hairyape; ...
Do as little as possible that would allow the Media to remove the spotlight from Obam's problems.

He has BIG TROUBLES in the FOREIGN POLICY area.

If I can find something on what I heard on the Kudlow Report I will put it up.

Apparently Egypt and Saudi Arabia are reaching out to Russia for support on Weapons and looking for Help against IRAN.

John Batchelor on the Kudlow Report.

23 posted on 10/23/2013 9:20:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Jet Jaguar
"Begich supports extending open enrollment"

Hey Begbitch, it's too late, it's settled law, remember?

24 posted on 10/23/2013 9:21:07 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The irony of this is too huge to put into words. If nothing else, all Republicans should not vote to extend the time period. Let Begbitch and the rest of them suffer.


25 posted on 10/23/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“NO DELAY.

It’s the law of the land. (as they call it)

Obama shut the government down in order to fend off a Republican delay.

Let him start the fines for not being able to purchase crap nobody wanted to buy anyway.”


Agreed. A delay does nothing but take the issue off the table through the 2014 mid-term elections, allowing vulnerable Democrats to tell voters that they acted to protect them from Obamacare, even though they voted for it!

A delay doesn’t change the underlying fail that Obamacare is, doesn’t hold Dems accountable for this mess, and doesn’t recover millions of taxpayer dollars already spent on this boondoggle. It doesn’t get Planned Parenthood out of the navigator posts, doesn’t change the way the law skews employment towards part-time workers, and doesn’t keep people from losing the insurance and doctors they already have and like!

All it does is allow the people responsible for this mess to get re-elected one more time, so they can inflict more damage on this country!


26 posted on 10/23/2013 9:27:19 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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Found this:

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John Batchelor @batchelorshow 7h

Tonight on on Saudi Arabia and Germany diplomatic feud with Obama Administration.

27 posted on 10/23/2013 9:27:31 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I caught Beck for a few minutes this morning. He said that the Saudi Royal Family has threatened to break diplomatic relations with the United States unless we attack Syria. Obama bowed before his King once before, let’s see if he carries out his King’s command.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 9:29:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise; Stingray; Jet Jaguar
Do NOT GIVE THE MEDIA ANY OPENINGS to blame the Republicans or to TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT OFF of TEH PROBLEMS.

IN NON RED AREAS of the County....the MEDIA IS STILL VERY POWERFUL./...

I live in California....THEY BELIEVE THE MEDIA OUT HERE

29 posted on 10/23/2013 9:33:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Enterprise

Thanks for the Info.,


30 posted on 10/23/2013 9:37:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Agreed. The media piled on and excoriated the Republicans who tried to delay Obamacare. The media blamed the Republicans for the shut down. And now, that the futility and utter stupidity of Obamacare has revealed itself, the Democrats are getting cold feet, and the media are stunned and they know that it won’t work to try to blame the Republicans any further. F..K all those bastards.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 9:37:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Today’s Democrats are “GLITCHES!”


32 posted on 10/23/2013 9:38:16 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: Eska

Thank you so much, dearest Eska!


33 posted on 10/23/2013 9:46:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thank you!


34 posted on 10/23/2013 9:46:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The website problems are a red herring. This entire law is a disaster. It needs to die on the vine.


35 posted on 10/23/2013 10:00:09 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Enterprise
Bastard's is right!
36 posted on 10/23/2013 10:09:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Jet Jaguar

When you delay registration deadlines you delay registrations. The death spiral continues.


37 posted on 10/23/2013 10:39:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: smoothsailing
Even if Obama wanted to extend the open enrollment period, he wouldn’t be allowed to without an act of Congress — at least if he wants to follow the law he signed.

And when has the law ever stopped him?

38 posted on 10/23/2013 10:44:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Viennacon

Some Alaskans would propose “Ditch the Baggage!” as a campaign slogan for his challenger.


39 posted on 10/23/2013 11:42:34 PM PDT by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: Viennacon

He was known as Mayor Baggage in Anchorage. How about” Ditch the BAGGAGE?


40 posted on 10/24/2013 12:18:56 AM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Go Bold or go home. Say goodbye to Sen Begich!


41 posted on 10/24/2013 5:32:32 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Apparently Egypt and Saudi Arabia are reaching out to Russia for support on Weapons and looking for Help against IRAN.Apparently Egypt and Saudi Arabia are reaching out to Russia for support on Weapons and looking for Help against IRAN."

Yes. This info is starting to seep out of the cracks. But not to fear. Big John Kerry is at hand to sooth things out. :(
42 posted on 10/24/2013 5:52:32 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Losing the Middle East.. in only 5 years, no less.

Wow.. now that is quite an accomplishment.

Imagine what Hillary can do in her first 5 years?


43 posted on 10/24/2013 9:38:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Enterprise

Law is irrelevant yaknow.

Constitutional professor Obama said it and I believe it.


44 posted on 10/24/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jet Jaguar

And he says that he and his family and staff are all on obummercare.

Begich, the constant liar, runs commercials here in Anchorage, all day, every day. If his lips are moving, he is lying!

He will lie about ANYTHING!


45 posted on 10/24/2013 4:29:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: tennmountainman
Where was Mark Belich 3 weeks ago when conservatives were proposing this?

Constantly bashing the pubs and calling them names..."All because a small band of knuckleheads are holding the country hostage over the health care law.”

46 posted on 10/24/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Agreed!


47 posted on 10/24/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Mayor Sullivan is still finding out about the sneaky stuff Begich did as mayor. HE WAS IN BED WITH THE UNIONS, and all that that entailed. He will say anything you want to hear. And he hedges everything he says. He is a snake!


48 posted on 10/24/2013 5:41:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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