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Obamacare mandate may be delayed

24 Oct

Obama’s legacy, the only thing he has done during his presidency that he can be openly proud of, is being destroyed before our very eyes. Awesome:

The Obama administration will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate, extending how long Americans may go uninsured before facing a penalty under the law, MarketWatch has learned.

The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 or face a penalty, but the Administration may postpone when those penalties will go into effect. The law allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. Under the current rules, someone would have to be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.

But the Administration is currently working to revise its policy to ensure that people who wait till the last day in March to sign up will not face a penalty, the HHS official clarified. That means that people may go uninsured till April or May without paying a fine, as it takes up to two weeks to process health insurance applications, and new health policies take effect on the first day of each month. A last-minute March 31 application, for example, might be processed by mid-April for coverage starting May 1.

Obamacare was a disaster right from the beginning. It has no redeeming qualities and is positively one of the most harmful pieces of legislation ever written by this government. The only thing that can be said about it is that it’s proven what a total and complete sham this administration is. The level of incompetence on display is staggering; even George W. Bush never saw such unrestrained incompetence, and that’s saying something. So now, after the colossal failure of it’s now infamous registration website, an Obama administration official is saying that, at long last, there will be a delay?

It’s just too perfect. The only way this could get any better is if hackers take over and start posting porn vids on the homepage. (Note for the NSA: If that does happen, I was not involved.) And just think, this fool’s second term has only just begun.

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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in obamacare, raging incompetence

 

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