On cue: Obama administration extends healthcare deadline for people who started enrolling before March 31st everyone

posted at 9:31 pm on March 25, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

We all knew this one was coming, right? Administration officials can stand around and talk about how the March 31st deadline is the real deal until they’re blue in the face, but you know they’ve been watching the pace at which Healthcare.gov signups have been trickling in like hawks — and while they’ve been conspicuously backing away from their erstwhile goal of 7 million enrollments in the opening phase, this would seem to suggest that the pace still isn’t running as quickly as they’d like it to be. From the Washington Post:

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.

Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth. …

Administration officials said the accommodation is an attempt to prepare for a possible surge of people trying to sign up in the final days before the deadline. Such a flood could leave some people unable to get through the system.

An “honor system.” Glorious.


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Yep, Trayvon Martin and Rachel Jeantel created the world we live in today. It was all just a bunch of Obama welfare addicts who built the United States into the great power that it is.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You didn’t build that” :)

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Is this about Barack still being bitter that his collision insurance on his post-college jalopy didn’t cover replacement cost? :)

2L8 on March 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Yes.

Laura Castellano on March 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I see. Well good to know you aren’t blind or deaf. You may want to take time to review the opinions you have put forth on this thread then. Most all of what you have put forth is easily disprovable. Demonstrably so. It makes you appear ignorant. Surely you are not ignorant, correct? You do realize you have been sold a fatally flawed bill of goods, right? You and yours have and are successfully doing one thing however. You are ruining the single greatest delivery of healthcare and its services the world has ever seen. Do you understand?

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Bmore, i actually do wish that the ACA was just a trojan horse for a single payer system. Unfortunately its not. Its simply a messy compromise, that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only important goal – getting more people insured.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Which is why it cancelled millions of peoples’ plans.

And which is why Barack Obama and Sebelius now scream and cry and whine that it’s too difficult for them to count the number of people who actually have insurance coverage now.

So the law was a failure, just like the stupid black child is a failure and all of his supporters are a failure. Indeed, everdiso is such a failure that he falls for the stupid black child’s lie that the law has reduced the number of uninsured when the stupid black child is screaming and crying that he can’t even tell how many uninsured there are.

Amazing what worthless welfare mooches will do to get a check, isn’t it? Isn’t that right, everdiso? Welfare moocher boy, failure, too lazy to get a job, just another worthless Obama Trayvon.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Bmore, i actually do wish that the ACA was just a trojan horse for a single payer system. Unfortunately its not. Its simply a messy compromise, that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only important goal – getting more people insured.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Oh my gosh! A messy compromise? You are aware that this was a democrat bill passed with only the votes of democrats?!

Too bad they also did not achieve the “only important goal.” Well, my suggestion would be to give up and let someone else try.

Thanks.

2L8 on March 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only important goal – getting more people insured controlling your lives.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Liar

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Is this about Barack still being bitter that his collision insurance on his post-college jalopy didn’t cover replacement cost? :)

2L8 on March 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Yep.

Stupid black child, so worthless that the black child didn’t even know the difference between collision and liability insurance.

This really shows how stupid Barack Obama is. But that’s no surprise; he’s been surrounded his whole life by racist white liberals like everdiso that were dumb enough to give him everything based on his skin color.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I am interested in reading about this; please provide link.
Thanks.

No probs. Even though the numbers speak for themselves, i still tried to find as conservative source as i could – so here’s the WSJ, even though emmanuel isn’t exactly conservative:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303802104579451402323761992

Edit: had some trouble getting that link to work. Let me know if it doesn’t.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM

that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only (two) important goal(s) – getting more people insured controlling your lives and redistributing the results of your hard labor.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Fifm

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hah, hah, hah

1. The WSJ is not conservative, and

2. Ezikiel is the father of obama’care’, the one who actually wrote it, since you dummy semi-black child couldn’t.

Yes, yes, Gruber, the perfessor helped him.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I see. Well good to know you aren’t blind or deaf. You may want to take time to review the opinions you have put forth on this thread then. Most all of what you have put forth is easily disprovable. Demonstrably so. It makes you appear ignorant. Surely you are not ignorant, correct? You do realize you have been sold a fatally flawed bill of goods, right? You and yours have and are successfully doing one thing however. You are ruining the single greatest delivery of healthcare and its services the world has ever seen. Do you understand?

You may want to check the closest mirror.

Everything i have put forth in this thread is fact, and easily verified fact at that.

The responses have been a collection of amusing ad hominem attacks, with no facts used, based mostly on infantile caricatures where some keyboard princesses try to convince everyone how strong and alpha they are, while desperately hoping that i am an unemplyed welfare beta in a onesie.

Its up to you to decide which side of the argument is based upon ignorance, of course.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I love it when everdiso’s lies blow up in its stupid face.

Look at access to care. According to Gallup, the percentage of uninsured Americans declined from 18% in the middle of 2013 to 15.9% in the first quarter of 2014, its lowest point in five years

So under Bush and with no Obamacare, the percentage of uninsured was LOWER than it is now.

So Obamacare is a failure. It proves that Barack Obama’s failed policies and economic destruction only made the “problem” of the uninsured worse, and that Obama Party policies and governance cause sickness and death from people losing their health insurance.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Everything i have put forth in this thread is fact, and easily verified fact at that.

Baghdad Bob and Jay Carney are nothing, compared to you.

Its It’s up to you to decide which side of the argument is based upon ignorance, of course.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

For those who think that the childrens is learning.

You make ignorance indignant.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:38 PM

The responses have been a collection of amusing ad hominem attacks, with no facts used, based mostly on infantile caricatures where some keyboard princesses try to convince everyone how strong and alpha they are, while desperately hoping that i am an unemplyed welfare beta in a onesie.

Its up to you to decide which side of the argument is based upon ignorance, of course.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

And the brat is exposed as a liar once again.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Then supply the facts. Not sure as to what the rest of your mumbling is in reference to. Don’t care. You have made arguments on this thread based on your opinion. No factual evidence has been put forth by you. I understand the reason for this. Do you?

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

I am interested in reading about this; please provide link.
Thanks.

No probs. Even though the numbers speak for themselves, i still tried to find as conservative source as i could – so here’s the WSJ, even though emmanuel isn’t exactly conservative:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303802104579451402323761992

Edit: had some trouble getting that link to work. Let me know if it doesn’t.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Well, I think that piece was printed more as comic relief since if you read through a few of the comments from knowledgable people you will find most of Rahm’s brother’s claims proven false.

Perhaps you do not have any real world experience yet. This will happen. Until then, try to keep an open mind and please don’t follow Harry Reid’s example of calling those people “liars” whose real life experience under his program was negative.

2L8 on March 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

So under Bush and with no Obamacare, the percentage of uninsured was LOWER than it is now.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=hQMzU_qhKMb_rAexxoGYAg&url=http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr017.pdf&cd=5&ved=0CDYQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNEnuzgCoJw_BoPvPX7MWU1A4aQjgg&sig2=iSptO4Cx0getAvOH2qkDYw

In case you aren’t able to complete the reading, the short version is that the percentage of uninsured has been steadily rising since 1980.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Total success

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:55 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Because I am by nature a charitable sort. Study this tutorial to improve your comment box ability. In specific the section on short links. You never have been able to get the hang of that. So I made a tutorial for you. It is here. The folks that have bothered to read and practice these tips are grateful.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Because there is NO deadline. obama will move the mandate to at least 2017, by Aug-Sept, illegally.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Then supply the facts. Not sure as to what the rest of your mumbling is in reference to. Don’t care. You have made arguments on this thread based on your opinion. No factual evidence has been put forth by you. I understand the reason for this. Do you?

I do appreciate the condescension-form of argument – the problem for you is that it only really works when you’re right.

The facts:

1. Obamacare signups have continued at the cbo projected rate, after the unforced error of the broken website which killed the first month projections.
2. Millions upon millions have been spent on obamacare attack ads, which have made no impact on the signups.
3. Half of the government, both federal and state, have prioritized blocking and sabotaging the law at every step of the way, again with no apparent impact on the signups.
4. The latest polling confirms that in less than 6 months, the uninsured rate has dropped by a significant amount. This does not even include the underinsured who all have real insurance now.

These are the important facts of the situation. The customer is buying, and the target problem is being addressed.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

You racist, you :)

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Oops! Stupid Obama boy everdiso didn’t read his quote again. It’s right in the first page:

Since 1990, the percentage of nonelderly persons without coverage has remained stable, but the number has increased by more than 6 million persons, to 43.3 million in 2007.

Like 2L8 put it, we probably shouldn’t be so harsh on you, though. Obama voters are usually uneducated racists who have no real-world experience, have never worked for a living, and never learned how to read or apply any sort of critical-thinking skills, which is why they make mistakes so readily.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Again. Opinion. Not fact.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Think about that. Hundreds of millions spent on obamacare attack ads, and they haven’t done a thing to slow the projected signups. Pretty stunning, really.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I don’t know if you’ve been asked because I’m just now getting to the thread and haven’t read all the comments so I’ll just ask you;

Of those “Hundreds of millions” just how many were tax dollars?

What was that? None, they are private citizens donations, thought so. You are nothing more than a petulant child being compensated to post lies, misinformation and distortions on a website.

Sad life you must lead chump. I’d normally feel bad for someone like you but I have long since stopped caring for the likes of you and others who want nothing but the destruction of my country. So kindly GFY!

D-fusit on March 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Again. Opinion. Not fact.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Minor tweak. Could also pass as talking points.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

everdiso = DWS

D-fusit on March 26, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Oops! Stupid Obama boy everdiso didn’t read his quote again. It’s right in the first page

I friendly suggestion – if you aren’t able to read more than one page of a 26 page report, you shouldn’t comment on it, as you’ll only embarass yourself like you did here.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

You racist, you :)

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM

I get that from time to time. Generally it has been a last ditch effort by leftists to undermine my opinions. Like water on a duck. ; )

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A question for you if you don’t mind before I leave this thread. Actually two. Are you a United States citizen? If yes. Are you currently covered under 0Care?

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Again. Opinion. Not fact.

No, they’re facts.

Signups were about ~1 mil off pace after the first month, with the website broken, they’re still about ~1 mil off pace now.

Millions have been spent on anti-ocare advertising.

Half the state governments and half of both houses have made blocking and sabotaging ocare their top priority.

Gallup polling shows a significant decrease in the uninsured rate in this quarter compared to the last few.

None of these are my opinion.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I friendly suggestion – if you aren’t able to read more than one page of a 26 page report, you shouldn’t comment on it, as you’ll only embarass yourself like you did here.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Uh huh.

That’s why I quoted the report directly, and you just fumed.

I present facts and actual quotations. You’re a liberal, so you just lie pathologically. That’s why you are unemployable and stuck on welfare, and that’s what makes you such an easy catch for an evil and manipulative racist like the stupid black child Obama.

northdallasthirty on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

I A friendly suggestion – if you aren’t able to read more than one page of a 26 page report, you shouldn’t comment on it, as you’ll only embarass embarrass yourself like you did here.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Is our children learning?

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Bmore, i actually do wish that the ACA was just a trojan horse for a single payer system. Unfortunately its not. Its simply a messy compromise, that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only important goal – getting more people insured.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

And they failed at that, you blithering idiot. Despite your made up statistic that there are more insured right now, even if I give you that, they are predominantly in Medicaid which is a completely broken system that makes it impossible for the registrants to get even adequate medical care. I don’t take Medicaid in my practice, haven’t for years, because they pay inadequately and it is a paperwork nightmare. Most docs who take Medicaid are substandard quacks working in a corporate environment.

And the “compromise” was within the Dumbocrat party amongst Congress idiots who were afraid of the pushback with a vote for single payer.

You need to go back to school and learn something before you hurt yourself.

NOMOBO on March 26, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Bmore, i actually do wish that the ACA was just a trojan horse for a single payer system. Unfortunately its not. Its simply a messy compromise, that was the best they could get passed to achieve the only important goal – getting more people insured.
 
everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM

 
A compromise with who?
 
Tell us who the (D)s compromised with to get it passed, please.

rogerb on March 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Bishop will never read this. Apparently neither will everdiso.

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Millions have been spent on anti-ocare advertising.
 
everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

 
Pro-choice except for everything else, right everdiso?

rogerb on March 26, 2014 at 1:49 PM

OT – the rapture is on – obama speaks in Europe and they are all crying with joy, no kidding.

I hope they all choke.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 1:52 PM

And that doesn’t even include the millions who whose junk insurance wasn’t even really insurance, and who have been forced tonupgrade.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

I was wondering when the mask would finally fall away to reveal – in full – the tyranny of the statist which lies beneath.

tanked59 on March 26, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Very Odd. everdiso, your wise council was desperately needed on these three threads. Here, here and here. Where were you?!?! Or do you only start commenting when they become day old threads?

Bmore on March 26, 2014 at 4:59 PM

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Seek help.

Mimzey on March 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

“You didn’t build that” :)

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

When it comes to Obamacare, those of us who opposed the law when it was being debated, pointed out the flaws, and said letting the Federal government take more control of healthcare was a bad idea…

We are proud to say “We didn’t build that!” :P

s1im on March 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Man you guys beat the ovaries right out of that heifer diso. lol.

Murphy9 on March 26, 2014 at 11:33 PM

A bunch of loud angry spoiled children with zero comprehension or appreciation of the silver spoon that every american is born with, running around acting tough, hiding behind guns, and hating on your government – with no knowledge or understanding of how it feels to actually live in a place where there is no effective government, where your life is under constant threat and there are few opportunities for escape.

You are like a bunch of bratty suburban teenage bullies complaining about your parents.

Sad, but funny, too.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

YEAH, you’re so lucky to be born with freedom you should give it up and embrace slavery just to learn how lucky you are.

How dare you defend the freedom you were born with, you’re spoiled by… not being a slave tot he state, like North Korea. You should let the state control you and quit being spoiled.

Wait, why is suffering better than NOT suffering?

I get that you think suffering for everyone would be preferable to some people having and working to keep advantages like freedom and liberty…

But I’m not clear why you think suffering is the highest goal, and not suffering is a problem that should be rectified.

gekkobear on March 27, 2014 at 12:31 AM

You are a sucker and pawn and lackey to your corporate overlords, and eagerly lap up every last bit of propoganda they give you to control you.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Says the guy supporting the crowd who said you could keep your plan, you could keep your doctor, the deficit would go down, the cost of health care would go down, and people would save $2500 on premiums.

And that doesn’t even include the millions who whose junk insurance wasn’t even really insurance, and who have been forced tonupgrade.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

That’s not really your decision to make, now, is it?

Everything i have put forth in this thread is fact, and easily verified fact at that.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Including the two non-factual paragraphs cited above, and the ad-hom attacks that you wrote immediately following this, on top of all the other ones peppered through this thread.

Oh, yes, the bastion of facts and statistics, you are.

In case you aren’t able to complete the reading, the short version is that the percentage of uninsured has been steadily rising since 1980.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Page 5 of your cited report shows a relatively flat line of uninsured percentage, and a bolded section indicating that the uninsured percentage remained stable for a period of 20 years prior to ACA.

The customer is buying, and the target problem is being addressed.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 PM

The target problem was cost, and it is the one thing the ACA does nothing to address.

Signups were about ~1 mil off pace after the first month, with the website broken, they’re still about ~1 mil off pace now.

everdiso on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Plus or minus the 20% who haven’t paid and therefore have no coverage, and not counting the six million others that got tossed off their insurance in the process.

The Schaef on March 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Here’s something for all of you scum of the earth lowlife liberals to read. This network is owned by the Obama administration: This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed.

Until now.

MSNBC suffered harder loses in 2013 — in terms of both viewership and revenue — than either of its competitors at Fox News and CNN, according to Nielsen data featured in a new Pew Research report. Prime-time viewership declined by a staggering 24 percent (nearly twice the loss sustained by CNN and four-times that sustained by Fox News). Daytime viewership fell by 15 percent, even as it rose at both of the other networks.
MSNBC is in serious trouble
This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and champion…

tmgrant on March 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

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