Obama unilaterally extends deadline to sign up for ObamaCARE
Obama has again decided to act on his own. He has unilaterally extended the deadline to sign up for ObamaCARE for six weeks. The deadline was set for February 15, 2014. It is now March 31, 2014. There used to be laws in this country that stated only Congress can make and change laws. That is why there were checks and balances put in place to stop dictator like presidents. I guess the Founding Fathers never imagined Barack Hussein Obama. From CBS/AP:
With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law.
The move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a “disconnect” in the implementation of the law.
It comes as technical problems continue to trouble the website designed as the main enrollment portal for people who don’t get health care at work.
As a consequence, Republican lawmakers, and some Democrats as well, are calling for a one-year delay in the penalties most Americans will face starting next year if they remain uninsured. Monday’s action by the administration stops well short of that, and amounts only to a limited adjustment.
Under the latest policy change, people who sign up by the end of open enrollment season on March 31 will not face a penalty. That means procrastinators get a grace period.