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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“Possible surge of people”

In their dreams!

ImmigrantsWife on March 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

We all knew this one was coming, right?

Well, we had to pass the bill in order to find this out, right?

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

But I thought they were just touting the great numbers for March…..

sandee on March 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM

We have no law. We are governed by juveniles.

Time for a change.

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Anyone who signed up sooner and has paid should sue.

questionmark on March 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Flood, indeed.

DrStock on March 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

… will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

Ah, but by which year?

[h/t to Bubba for teaching me to parse every propagandist lie ...]

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Well, we had to pass the bill in order to find this out, right?

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

You say that like it actually matters what the law says in the Age of Obama.

malclave on March 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Panic sets in

Grunt on March 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM

This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth. …

LOL…

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM

The best laws always need capricious delayed implementation.

Murphy9 on March 25, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Obama and the Dems are a-holes

Electrongod on March 25, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Make way for the April Fools.

fogw on March 25, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Deadlines and redlines are what Hussein says they are !
Or does not say they are ;-)
BTW, what happens to those 47-50 million poor people who are dying because they don’t have ” healthcare” ?
They’ll keep dying ?

burrata on March 25, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Under what authority are they making this change?

Oh, yeah.

At this point, what difference does it make?

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 9:40 PM

This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

Kind of like they do with every member of this regime

predator on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

How about the honor system with taxes

MoreLiberty on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

I thought Sebelius just told Congress there would be no extension…? Sorry, it was Sebelius.

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

So great.

I can call up the radio station here and complain that the stupid Minn Sure crap advertisements they keep running that say “Most Minnesotans must have health insurance by March 31st or face a fine’ are now officially Bull$hit.

You lying, dirty rotten f)@(ers.

BigWyo on March 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM

On March 12th Sebelius testified before Congress that there would be no more delays to the deadline:

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that the Obama administration would not extend the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance or delay the requirement for most Americans to have coverage.

And she declined to say whether the administration was still committed to its original goal of enrolling seven million people in private coverage through federal and state exchanges by March 31.

Testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, Ms. Sebelius said categorically that the administration would not delay the “individual mandate,” under which most Americans must have insurance or pay a tax penalty. In addition, she said that officials would not extend the six-month open enrollment period, scheduled to end on March 31.

Resist We Much on March 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

…Sebelius needs to have her middle finger…up…in that pic!

KOOLAID2 on March 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

You say that like it actually matters what the law says in the Age of Obama.

malclave on March 25, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Yeah, should have probably included a sarc tag (it seems every comment I make here now requires one) …

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Obama administration extends healthcare deadline

To hear the folks at National Pravda Radio tell it, you’d better get covered before the 31st of March or there will be a HUGE FINE!!!11!!11!!

Can’t wait to hear how they spin this.

Yes, I can.

Mark Boabaca on March 25, 2014 at 9:45 PM

… her name is…Shitbelowus

KOOLAID2 on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Sebelius still has a job.

After all this bull$hit.

Imagine that.

BigWyo on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Just like that other honor system thingy

“….exemption 14, which was added to the list of possible hardship exemptions in December. It notes that under exemption 14 practically anyone can claim a hardship exemption and documentation is requested “if possible.” In other words, documentation is optional

lineholder on March 25, 2014 at 9:48 PM

obama really thought he’d be layin up in H’waii bout now gettin a HIGH high. An emptier suit has never been known to mankind.

Naturally Curly on March 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Sebelius obama still has a job.

After all this bull$hit 2012.

Imagine that.

BigWyo on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Fixed for accurate big picture.

Lanceman on March 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I don’t think they have any idea exactly how many people have enrolled and paid their premium. Hence the need to now “trust” the people who say they were in the process of signing up in late March.

fogw on March 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I’m not paying any effing fine, either.

wolly4321 on March 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I just find it odd this wasn’t buried in a Friday doc. dump.

wolly4321 on March 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Ok – I demand a check box on my IRS form that says I intend to pay sometime before the end of the year and the government will not try to confirm that I paid using the honor system.

LEGALLY that is now permitted by this precedent!

Skywise on March 25, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Skywise on March 25, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I’d like box to check for a hardship exemption

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

LAws..

Who needs to follow laws?

Come on Trolls…

explain to me this Utopia world….

Electrongod on March 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM

The Obama administration has decided …

High holy. How many times must it be said? The Obama Administration cannot make law and they cannot change law at their whim.

When people and businesses start getting audited by the IRS because they didn’t follow the letter of the law, as written, they’re going to be in for a shock.

Ruckus_Tom on March 25, 2014 at 9:56 PM

those numbers must be even more dismal than what we’ve been able to glean!

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 9:58 PM

At this point, what difference does it make?

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Doc H, in your opinion, are the delays adding to the problem for insurance seekers who have lost plans?

hawkdriver on March 25, 2014 at 9:59 PM

How about the honor system with taxes

MoreLiberty on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

My thoughts exactly…especially since, you know, taxes are voluntary

Tar Heel Sooner on March 25, 2014 at 10:01 PM

The Supreme Court has already declared this a “tax” law. If the government allows hardship exemptions and “honor” systems to bypass law for this – it has a basic right to do so for ALL other federal taxes!

Skywise on March 25, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Heh heh heh.

CW on March 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM

I wonder…if’n SCOTUS rules against zero & Co regarding the Hobby Lobby/Conestoga Wood cases, what delays/extensions/exemptions will come out to detract from zero’s disgrace?

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Hello, Boehner…Boehner?

gopsteve on March 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM

How about the honor system with taxes

MoreLiberty on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

An “honor system” – this from an outfit that has no clue what the word means. The very fact that they feel they can ‘adjust’ the law according to their political needs perfectly illustrates that.

ghostwalker1 on March 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Doc H, in your opinion, are the delays adding to the problem for insurance seekers who have lost plans?

hawkdriver on March 25, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Not yet. The short term issues are cost as well as the technical dysfunctions we’ve heard so much about. Long term the delays will simply worsen the cost problem, as a smaller sicker pool will drive up costs to the insurance companies, who then have to pass it on to the individuals looking for insurance. That’s why you’re already reading about the premium skyrocketing next year. The young, healthy, and therefor cheap to insure aren’t signing up. Delaying the deadline does nothing but allow them (the government) to say they delayed the deadline to give folks a second chance and allow them to deny that the lack of sign ups is a bad sign. It’s all for effect and to deflect criticism–the disaster continues with or without the delay.

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Hello, Boehner…Boehner?

gopsteve on March 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM

He can’t hear you; his head is too far up Obaka’s arse …

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Hispanics Not At The Table In Signing Up For ObamaCare

A big Gallup survey recently showed tepid sign-up progress. While the share of African-Americans who are uninsured dropped by 2.6 percentage points this year, the decline among Hispanics was just 0.8 percentage point.

In California, where Latinos account for 46 percent of those eligible for subsidized coverage through the exchange, they represented 22 percent of those who had enrolled by the end February and had also volunteered their race or ethnicity. The state is scrambling to improve its numbers in this week’s home stretch.

Fear that applying for health care will bring unwelcome scrutiny from immigration authorities. The health insurance exchanges are only for citizens and legal U.S. residents, but many Hispanic families have mixed immigration status. Some members may be native born, while others might be here illegally. Obama has tried to dispel concerns, repeatedly saying that information on applications will not be shared with immigration authorities.

—The decision by many Republican-led states not to expand Medicaid, as they could under the law. With states like Texas and Florida refusing to expand Medicaid, many low-income Latinos will remain uninsured. However, Medicaid expansion is separate from coverage on the exchanges, which is available in every state. Latinos don’t seem motivated to sign up for that, either.

thatsafactjack on March 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Or to put it more simply, they ain’t got the numbers, and this is all window dressing.

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Honor system…. As honorable as this administration is… Perfect… How many of the “reported” 5M enrolees were forced into this because their existing coverage was cancelled by Obamacare?? Anybody from this “honorable” administration care to give us this number??? S$&@bags….

vr2014 on March 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM

I just find it odd this wasn’t buried in a Friday doc. dump.

wolly4321 on March 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

They have abandoned any pretense at this point…

PointnClick on March 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Well, we had to pass the bill in order to find this out, right?

ShainS on March 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Well when that pretty waitress Nancy brought my order over, it sure did smell like a shit sandwich.

arnold ziffel on March 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Classic.

Flawless as well. Nice use of the strike feature with the headline Erika.

Bmore on March 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM

These decisions IMO are all political. Reid and the other Senate Ds up for reelection and apoplectic (sp?). More bad press and inputs will tip them further over the edge.

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM

More good news… when the REPUBLICANS recommended this, weren’t they called nasty names?

Khun Joe on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM

RNC are you paying attention to this? Election ad fodder material! Doh!

Roy Rogers on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM

We all knew this one was coming, right?

Yep

workingclass artist on March 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Yep, its all designed to minimize damage prior to the midterms and the presidential election. Common sense and a bit of math shows it will never work. They are trying to cut their losses, then start arguing for single payer. I think their aim is to keep just enough senate seats to prevent overriding a presidential veto, then start blaming the republicans for not “fixing healthcare” and then begin arguing for single payer since it can’t be “fixed” due to those darned Republicans.

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I hope the Republicans are taking notes. Look at what’s happening and then think, about all the things the Democrats have put the country through, not only to pass the bill, but to keep it alive. For This??? I can’t believe they can get away with this, even with Pravda and Izvestia.

You really have to wonder at what point they just have to stop doing this stuff. I know, if they stop now, the American tax payer is going to be treated to the bail-out of all bail-outs, which I believe is what Obama and company are trying to prevent. Sooner or later, the insurance companies have to stop and say, “Hey, we’ve tried but it’s just not happening.”

Will Obama and his minions start holding young people hostage until they sign up? We know the end of the week is coming and, if it’s not done then I’m not sure a couple of click points on a website are going to make much difference.

On this one, the Democrats have had 4 years to get their message out and they still can’t do it. Why? My guess it’s because the message sucks, but they haven’t figured that out yet. Too bad they’re not willing to work with the Republicans.

bflat879 on March 25, 2014 at 10:25 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Good to see you tonight, Girlfriend! I had my doubts. ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:25 PM

So, he’s delayed pretty much everything except the taxes, some of which have been collecting revenue for over 4 years.

Oh, those tricky Democrats.

Meremortal on March 25, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Sooo … does Matt Drudge get his “Liberty Tax” money back ?

listens2glenn on March 25, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I just find it odd this wasn’t buried in a Friday doc. dump.

wolly4321 on March 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

I wondered that myself and then I decided maybe they were arguing among themselves over whether or not to do it.

crankyoldlady on March 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Khun Joe on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Yes, yes they were–obstructionists, dreamers, etc. Either the bills weren’t brought up for a vote in the Senate OR any/all amendments the Republicans wanted added to bills that would legitimize what zero & Co are doing illegally and unconstitutionally were shot down in blazes of glory.

And the GOP is the Party of (K)no(w)…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:28 PM

All non-singing/non-dancing Gene Kelly movie marathon on TCM tonight…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Doc Holliday on March 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I so agree with you on that….single payer was always the prize. Just getting there was the difficult part and now with the upheaval and chaos….let alone pricing/costs, they are well on their way as most people (the LIVs) are oblivious and will start demanding it get fixed.

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I had mine too!!! phew is all I can say.

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:30 PM

It will be something if’n the GOP can get the Senate and reap more House seats this year, especially if we can get veto-capable majorities in both Houses.

I know…step away from the bong, Newtie…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

…Sebelius needs to have her middle finger…up…in that pic!

KOOLAID2 on March 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

.
I think it’s pretty apparent she did, … but someone “photo shopped” it out.

listens2glenn on March 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Where in hell is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

At least it was a slow news day ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Where in hell is QOTD?

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Too early.

crankyoldlady on March 25, 2014 at 10:34 PM

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

T-7 minutes and counting, Oh Fragrant One…

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Hmmm…Oldest Dear Son just asked where the lube he got today was…good thing I knew he hit up Home Depot for gutters earlier.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

LOL

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Laws are for the peasants.

Our dictator decreed, so it shall be.

Bart DePalma on March 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I heard that! :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

we do know each other pretty well ROFLMAO

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM

CoffeeLover on March 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Yep, we sure do!

Rent’s due on the 1st, you know… :P

Newtie and the Beauty on March 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM

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.

oh okay. so all you have to do is check a blue box and you’re good? that is SO difficult… i’m sure hardly anyone will do that. /

but hey, at least they only have until mid-april. then the deadline is firm! right?

Starting in about mid-April, people will no longer be able to get extensions through HealthCare.gov. After that, consumers will be able to request one through one of the federally sponsored call centers nationwide. At that point, the grounds for an extension will become narrower, matching rules for special enrollment periods that have existed for the past few months. Those include people who have a new baby, are getting a divorce, lose a job with health insurance, or had a technical problem signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov.

Once the narrower rules take effect, people will still be trusted to tell the truth about why they need more time — a method known as “self-attestation.”

so even after the mid-april deadline, all people have to do is say that they had tech trouble, and they’re good? boy, these administration officials sure are strict. /

Sachiko on March 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I wonder what would happen if 20 or 30 million folks wandered over to healthcare.gov and informed our gummint we tried to sign up…
…tried…really…attempted…hard…

snicker

DublOh7 on March 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Again, where are the GOP in response?

Where are the demands to fully implement now, or fully repeal now?

Where are the articles of impeachment for a law-breaking president who considers himself a dictator?

Midas on March 25, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Hah, obama will extend it by weeks, until Aug. or so, when he’ll extend the mandate to 2017.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Well when that pretty waitress Nancy brought my order over, it sure did smell like a shit sandwich.

arnold ziffel on March 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Stop that right now, young man! Do you know how much Depens cost? I cannot afford laughing fits.

katy the mean old lady on March 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Another day, another “Red Line” crossed.

Zzzzzz……

RedPepper on March 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

No Antifederalist on this post? Is it past his bedtime or is he taking milk from mommy’s teet?

Or maybe even that moron can’t defend this bullish*t anymore.

bfinstock79 on March 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I think it’s pretty apparent she did, … but someone “photo shopped” it out.

listens2glenn on March 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

…lol…you would think of that!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Won’t be long until the ‘enrollment period’ will be extended again. I’m thinking until “The Twelfth of Never”.

GarandFan on March 26, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I just find it odd this wasn’t buried in a Friday doc. dump.

wolly4321 on March 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM

The young ones are out and about on Friday – news wouldn’t have hit until mid day Mon, effectively rendering the 79 extra signups we can anticipate moot.

Today’s dump is the opposite of effective marketing – from the so-called most effective marketing admin ever.

I find the ambiguous “mid April” equally pathetic, considering a good amount of folks wait until the 15th to do their taxes… now they expect a huge turnout… to pay for healthcare around the same time???

Madness.

Odie1941 on March 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Sebelius still has a job.
After all this bull$hit.
Imagine that.
BigWyo on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM

As Carnie proves, the only job requirement in the Obama administration is being able to say anything and everything with a straight face, day after day after day. And, if you can say it with a stern/serious expression, you’re set for life.

Marcola on March 26, 2014 at 12:40 AM

The Law Is The law….until we change it

jaywemm on March 26, 2014 at 12:48 AM

The only surge she ever saw was her hot flashes.

Sven on March 26, 2014 at 12:53 AM

*Censored Expletives*

I CALLED THIS, Monday; but on a phone call not online so I can’t prove it.

It was when Schumer or whoever on twitter forgot it was the 24th not the 31st and then later corrected and said “you’ve only got 1 week left”… and my thought was “I wouldn’t bet on that with ANY odds you’d care to give me”.

Wait, I did tweet it… sadly I have to link my twitter persona to my commenter ID to claim this.

@SenSchumer So you believe Obama won’t change the law and add an extension to that date when signups are low? Wanna bet on it?

https://twitter.com/BertDifig1/status/448158771878301696

Don’t worry, that’s not my name. Just the best name I could come up with for the random “ertdfg” I had used for an e-mail. :P

Ok, my 2nd part of the prediction I made on the phojne to a co-worker since I’m clearly on a roll I need to get this public before they do it.

The over/under on HOW MANY extensions we’ll see this year. I wouldn’t take bets on if there’d be an extension (no good bookie takes bets on a sure thing, you can’t skew the odds enough to help); but I’d take bets on how many extensions there will be.

I called a definite first extension, before March 31st, Until April 15th.
And yes, I specified April 15th on the phone, Tax Day is just a day everyone will know/remember/hear about. It’s close enough to a holiday people will know it.

I call a very probable 2nd extension after this for another 1-2 weeks… probably just 1 week to “let people finish up” or some crap.

IF the 2nd one is only 1 week as I think, I call a likely 3rd one week extension, actually a tiny bit over 1 week to hit April 31st, or May 1st.

We’ll hit the end of April or 1st of May before we run out of “extensions” we tack onto the sign up period. That’s where I’d put my money right now.

So if I were making book, I’d start the over/under on “how many” extensions we’d see at 3. You either bet on over 3, or under 3… or pay different odds to bet on 3 exactly as I think it’s a likely outcome.

*** No I’ve never set up book, or made illegal bets in my life… and don’t talk to my High School Geography teacher; we never bet on sporting events… and at least the bets we never had were at most for “a soda from the machine” each time we didn’t bet illegally. ***

I’m not Nostradamus… I only call the sure things.

I’m just upset I didn’t throw this whole thing in a comment when I said it so I could pretend the predictive power I clearly have. I mean I had the damn date as mid-April specifically.

Oh, and my other prediction yet to come true, that I did save as a comment:
http://twitchy.com/2014/03/24/for-him-before-they-were-against-him-nate-silvers-u-s-senate-prediction-riles-dems/#comment-1300122915

It’s going to blow up like the 4th of July… some time in September/October of this year… so get your popcorn now.

When this happens… remember, I’m not special, I’m only a man…

One who will magically predict that what has already happened several times will happen again next time.

Ok, that doesn’t sound so impressive after all, does it?

gekkobear on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

I am very surprised she even casts a shadow.

Sherman1864 on March 26, 2014 at 3:31 AM

IMPEACH NOW

TX-96 on March 26, 2014 at 6:26 AM

How about the honor system with taxes

MoreLiberty on March 25, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Let’s see…The Supremes declared the penalty for not getting Gov’t-Approved Insurance to be a tax…This pushed deadline will allow people to avoid some or all of that “tax”…So, yeah, this is an honor system with taxes…I guess…*sigh*

yaedon on March 26, 2014 at 7:04 AM

The Law Is The law….until we change it

jaywemm on March 26, 2014 at 12:48 AM

…because elections have consequences*!

*unless they are midterm elections overwhelmingly won by those evil, racist, homophobic, chauvinistic, murderous Republicans. Then, not so much.

yaedon on March 26, 2014 at 7:09 AM

I am very surprised she even casts a shadow.

Sherman1864 on March 26, 2014 at 3:31 AM

…or has a reflection in a mirror, for that matter.

yaedon on March 26, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Flood of people? A surge? This would put Obamacare in the same category as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. But then, we already knew that.

HiJack on March 26, 2014 at 7:13 AM

I CALLED THIS, Monday; but on a phone call not online so I can’t prove it.

Ok, that doesn’t sound so impressive after all, does it?

gekkobear on March 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Not to be too snarky, but many of us here have been calling it as well, either on or off site. Besides, others have been saying all along that it was designed to fail to usher in single payer. Well, here we go.

HiJack on March 26, 2014 at 7:18 AM

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