What A Shock! Barry Changes the Rules...

What A Shock! Barry Changes the Rules of His Game Again

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Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#1 Mar 26, 2014
Did anyone really doubt that the final Obamacare enrollment deadline would slip, too?

It’s not like the Obama administration is setting a new precedent with its latest move — giving customers more time to enroll after next Monday’s deadline if they’re already in line.
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In reality, the administration is just continuing a long pattern of delays. They’re all designed to show flexibility and help the law work better, but they also fuel a public perception that Obamacare deadlines never really mean anything.

The administration already went through the same exercise in December, cutting people some slack if they were stuck in cybertraffic by the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. Then and now, administration officials argued that it’s only fair to give people extra time if they were held up by the volume of last-minute sign-ups.

But the list of delays covers so much more. The administration has bent deadlines for the employer mandate (twice), put off the launch of the Spanish-language enrollment site and even delayed the enrollment season for 2015 — pushing it off until after the November midterm elections.

Working backward, here’s a brief history of some of the most prominent Obamacare delays:

March 25: Final enrollment deadline extended. The March 31 deadline — the end of enrollment for 2014 — will be loosened for people with special sign-up circumstances.

March 14: High-risk pools extended. The special, temporary coverage for people with serious pre-existing conditions — which was supposed to last only until the health insurance exchanges were in place — was extended a third time for another month.

Feb. 10: Employer mandate delayed. This time, businesses with between 50 and 100 workers were given until 2016 to offer coverage, and the mandate will be phased in for employers with more than 100 workers.

Jan. 14: High-risk pools extended. The high-risk insurance pools, which originally had been slated to close Jan. 1, had already been extended once.

Dec. 24: Enrollment deadline extended. In a message on HealthCare.gov , customers were told they could get help finishing their Jan. 1 applications if they were already in line on Dec. 24.

Dec. 12: Enrollment deadline extended. Customers on the federal enrollment website were given nearly two more weeks to sign up for coverage effective Jan. 1.

Nov. 27: Small Business Health Options Program (known as SHOP) delayed. Online enrollment for the federal health insurance exchanges for small businesses was delayed.

Nov. 21: Open enrollment delayed for 2015. The administration pushed back next year’s enrollment season by a month.

July 2: Employer mandate delayed. The administration declared that it wouldn’t enforce the fines in 2014 for businesses with more than 50 full-time workers who don’t offer health coverage. The fines were pushed back to 2015.

Nov. 15, 2012: Exchange deadline delayed. The Department of Health and Human Services gave states an extra month to decide whether they would set up their own health insurance exchanges — a decision it announced just one day before the original deadline.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/obamaca...

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 26, 2014
No poop. What is up with continually changing the rules. How are people supposed to comply when the regulation changes by the hour?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 26, 2014
GlitterSucks wrote:
No poop. What is up with continually changing the rules. How are people supposed to comply when the regulation changes by the hour?
Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder. Go away again.
Duke for Mayor

United States

#4 Mar 26, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder. Go away again.
Tweaking rules is only permitted for the purposes of making it more difficult for poor Blacks and Hispanics to vote.

You know that Johnson.

woof

Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#5 Mar 26, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder.
.
Odd...I never see the IRS, the Social Security Administration or the VA doing that.

Since: Mar 14

Hilliard, OH

#6 Mar 26, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Tweaking rules is only permitted for the purposes of making it more difficult for poor Blacks and Hispanics to vote.
You know that Johnson.
woof
Thanks for admitting that whites are more intelligent...we know how to obtain a government photo ID.
Duke for Mayor

United States

#7 Mar 26, 2014
Gravedigger Jones wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for admitting that whites are more intelligent...we know how to obtain a government photo ID.
Where did I say that?

woof
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 27, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder. Go away again.
Video: Sebelius Said No Delay Beyond March 31

"Do the statements people in this administration mean anything anymore – to anyone?

What about the assurances President Obama has given Americans and the Israelis that he won’t let the Iranians get nuclear weapons, and that he’s willing to use force to prevent it? Who can believe him in the context of all the Obamacare lies?

Here’s HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius JUST TWO WEEKS AGO on March 12 telling Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) that there ain’t gonna be no delay of the enrollment deadline beyond March 31."

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/03/26/v...

So, BJ, whose opinion should I value? Yours, or a veteran White House reporter's?
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#9 Mar 27, 2014
What I find amusing is that the Oblamo administration can change a law multiple times to "suit" the needs of the people as the libs states above. But then they claim when it comes to foreign and domestic policy that the POTUS can't really effect that. Which is it?

“Hillary 4 prison 2016”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 27, 2014
Neutral Party wrote:
What I find amusing is that the Oblamo administration can change a law multiple times to "suit" the needs of the people as the libs states above. But then they claim when it comes to foreign and domestic policy that the POTUS can't really effect that. Which is it?
Well....then there is that pesky constitution, separation of powers, presidential oath of office...etc etc etc etc..........

But hey, who pays attention to that crusty old stuff the founding fathers put together to protect the folks?????
d pantz

United States

#11 Mar 27, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder. Go away again.
if it were really "affordable healthcare" I'm sure everybody would have signed up already.
d pantz

United States

#12 Mar 27, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Tweaking rules is only permitted for the purposes of making it more difficult for poor Blacks and Hispanics to vote.
You know that Johnson.
woof
if it were really "affordable healthcare" everybody would have signed up by now.
Unless you mean the "Jim Crow" laws put in place by democrats, we don't know what you're talking about. Illegals aren't allowed to vote, Duke.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 27, 2014
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Well....then there is that pesky constitution, separation of powers, presidential oath of office...etc etc etc etc..........
But hey, who pays attention to that crusty old stuff the founding fathers put together to protect the folks?????
who....half the country, and they will elect this November a crew running on impeachment and rollback of socialist programs.

Also jail for corruption, and jail for obstruction and lying under oath.

The networks best keep all new programming for this fall in the oven because they will be 24/7 complaining about America aborting Obamacare and all of Obama's excutive orders and impeachment on the horizon.

Will the Obama library be in Cicero Illinois where he organized so well that nobody in that district can read.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 27, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Yeah I know. Extending deadlines and tweaking details of the program to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens it is serving makes things so much harder. Go away again.
you meant traitor citizens who want the punishments imposed by government for not abiding to obamacare law start after next 2 election cycles.

nobody will catch on.....continue.

and with the extremely brisk sign up of less than 2% of the population who 98% will receive subsidized healthcare explains the nations excitement to erase the law. What special interest group were you speaking about?

but you keep thinking differently.....look how far it has carried you to this point.

brilliant is not a descriptive word used in your decision making process.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 27, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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Video: Sebelius Said No Delay Beyond March 31
"Do the statements people in this administration mean anything anymore – to anyone?
What about the assurances President Obama has given Americans and the Israelis that he won’t let the Iranians get nuclear weapons, and that he’s willing to use force to prevent it? Who can believe him in the context of all the Obamacare lies?
Here’s HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius JUST TWO WEEKS AGO on March 12 telling Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) that there ain’t gonna be no delay of the enrollment deadline beyond March 31."
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/03/26/v...
So, BJ, whose opinion should I value? Yours, or a veteran White House reporter's?
Did she really say "there ain't gonna be no delay"? I bet she did not.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 27, 2014
Big Johnson wrote:
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Did she really say "there ain't gonna be no delay"? I bet she did not.
Playing Che's game now, I see. Regardless, it doesn't change the fact. Like him or not, George is sometimes right. Deal with it. From the referenced article:

BRADY: Madame Secretary, you were before the committee April of last year – you assured us all that there would be absolutely no more delays in the Affordable Care Act. We’ve seen eight delays since you gave us those assurances, bringing the total now to 35. So, the question is, I think fairly for our families at home, what other delays should they expect ...

Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?

SEBELIUS: No sir ... There is no delay beyond March 31.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Taylor, MI

#17 Mar 27, 2014
It is fascinating that those of you who hate the ACA get so upset when any aspect of its implementation is delayed.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 27, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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Playing Che's game now, I see. Regardless, it doesn't change the fact. Like him or not, George is sometimes right. Deal with it. From the referenced article:
BRADY: Madame Secretary, you were before the committee April of last year – you assured us all that there would be absolutely no more delays in the Affordable Care Act. We’ve seen eight delays since you gave us those assurances, bringing the total now to 35. So, the question is, I think fairly for our families at home, what other delays should they expect ...
Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?
SEBELIUS: No sir ... There is no delay beyond March 31.
So there is a delay. How tragic. I am sure it just turns your life upside down to know that additional people who need health insurance will be able to get it.

“Hillary 4 prison 2016”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 27, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
It is fascinating that those of you who hate the ACA get so upset when any aspect of its implementation is delayed.
Did I miss congress being involved in changing the LAW OF THE LAND? LOL

Come on paralegal, you know what the the actual complaint is.

Of course then there is not delaying the enforcement of the law, so that the effects of it will
be felt by all BEFORE.....oh I don't know, let me pick an arbitrary date....Let's say Tuesday, November 4, 2014...
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#20 Mar 27, 2014
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Did I miss congress being involved in changing the LAW OF THE LAND? LOL
Come on paralegal, you know what the the actual complaint is.
Of course then there is not delaying the enforcement of the law, so that the effects of it will
be felt by all BEFORE.....oh I don't know, let me pick an arbitrary date....Let's say Tuesday, November 4, 2014...
What a hoot!!!

Remember when Ronnie Ray Gun and his lil buddy Ollie Norf sold those arms?

woof

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