HHS goes lawless, flailing around as Obamacare deadline looms

"Nice little insurance company you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."  In essence, that's the message just delivered to the health care insurance industry. Panicking, they're just making it up as they go along, under pressure of the December 23rd deadline for enrollment in Obamacare in order to be covered in 2014. In an ill-considered move, the Department of Health and Human Services contravened the law and vaguely threatened ("strongly encouraged") the health insurance industry in order to assuage some of the injuries done by the poor design and incompetent administration of Obamacare. Jonathan Easley of The Hill writes: The Obama administration on Thursday pushed back the deadline for consumers to make their first payment for coverage under the healthcare law. Rather than a deadline of Dec. 23, insurers will be required to accept premium payments through Dec. 31 for people who are seeking coverage that starts on Jan. 1. This is lawless, as well as...(Read Full Post)