Another day, another royal Obamacare decree reset
Whoopsy daisy. Now that the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act has passed and we find out the many poisonous snakes in it, along comes another, probably illegal, executive order--reset #28 if you're still counting.
The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in health coverage after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration.
The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by system problems including technical glitches.
On Friday, the administration published in the Federal Register new regulations that would allow state-run marketplaces new flexibility in setting insurance coverage effective dates for people who sign up during special enrollment periods. (snip)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could not confirm whether an announcement was expected soon but said the administration would not neglect people who have problems enrolling.
"Open enrollment ends March 31. We are preparing for a surge in enrollment, and if consumers are in line on the 31st and can't finish, we won't shut the door on them. To be clear, if you don't have health insurance and do not start to sign up by the deadline, you can't get coverage again until next year," HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.
Of course the "most transparent administration" in the history of this, or any country, ever won't "confirm whether an announcement was expected soon" but those thoughtful folks "are preparing for a surge in enrollment and...we won't shut the door on them" even though the delays are caused by the "most transparent administration's" "system problems including technical glitches" which four years of working uninterrupted couldn't solve. And, has the "most transparent administration" warned signees that signing up actually requires uh...payment to be valid? Inquiring minds want to know.
Of course, the "most transparent administration"--yeah, I like that phrase--doesn't explain that nor do they explain that people can purchase auto and homeowner's insurance year round, nationwide with few glitches, unlike the cumbersome government inferior product.
Meanwhile, for a shuddering glimpse into the future, in Obama's home state of Illinois, sure to be replicated soon around the country, another report in the paper revealed
Unprecedented demand for the taxpayer-funded coverage caught the state flat-footed and created a backlog of more than 200,000 applications as anxious consumers and unpaid providers wait.
Wow! Now who would have thunk that taxpayers would support a bill which would seemingly give them something for free because it is taken from the ever remembered? Certainly not uninquiring government minds.
Still yet in the same paper, there is yet another article that the "most transparent administration" has not so surprisingly overlooked.
U.S. consumers eligible for Obamacare health plans could see double-digit price hikes next year in states that fail to draw large numbers of enrollees for 2014, including some states that have been hostile to the healthcare law, according to insurance industry officials and analysts.
Can reset #29 be far behind? And then #30 and counting? Until the ultimate reset, Obamacare repeal, the number of fixes will continue forever.