COMMENTARY | Another day another Obamacare extension. The old party line was that March 31st was the firm date by which everyone had to sign up. Furthermore 7 million people would have to be signed up to make the system viable.
The new party line, according to the Washington Post:
“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.”
In other words, sign up by April 15 (tax day by the way) if you have been trying and failing to get in. Or if you feel like it. No one will check up on you. If only paying taxes were that easy.
No more proof if needed to show what a total disaster Obamacare is. The White House seems to be making things up as it goes along, heedless to what the actual law states. It has also decided that 6 million enrollees will suffice for now, not 7 million. How many of these people will have actually paid their first premiums and how many are young and healthy, vital to keeping the system viable, are yet to be determined.
The betting is that this may be the first of many extensions as the Obama administration struggles to get its numbers the work. The insurance companies, which have to adjust their policies to the ever shifting dictates that come out of the government, are furiously trying to stay ahead of things. For instance, no one knows what the premiums are going to be because no one knows what the ratio of the young and healthy to the old and sick is going to be., The betting is that they are going to be so expensive that giving up your cell phone and capable will be the least of your worries. Try giving up paying your mortgage to pay for Obamacare.
We tried to warn you, did we not?
For miore on this subject:
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President Obama Abases Himself on ‘Funny or Die’ to Hawk Obamacare
Union Discovers Belatedly What a Horrible Deal Obamacare is for Workers
Joe Biden Tries to Recruit a Canadian for Obamacare