HHS Discovers One Obamacare Deadline It Can’t Delay
And it just so happens to be the most crucial.
With only 4.2 million of the original 7 million Obamacare exchange enrollees confirmed, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services were asked yesterday whether they would extend the March 31 deadline.
“We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period,” responded an HHS official, according to the Weekly Standard. “In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.” (Emphasis added)
Of course, none of the controversial Obamacare delays are rooted in the law’s statutory text. When pressed for an explanation of how the enrollment deadline is different from the extra-legal delays of the individual mandate, employer mandate, small business exchange, Cadillac…[more]
How momentous and delicious a moment in history for libertarians and conservatives willing to indulge in schadenfreude – that German term for the joy derived from the misfortune of others. Namely, to witness the mad holiday scramble among the Obama Administration and their liberal accomplices as ObamaCare collides like a slow-motion Hindenburg into cold, hard reality.
Those who inflicted that enormous, indecipherable, complex law upon an unwilling population now claim, without a trace of humor or irony, that the law’s enormity, indecipherability and complexity account for…
"Tuesday night's special election in Florida should be a serious scare for Democrats who worry that Obamacare will be a major burden for their party in 2014. Despite recruiting favored candidate Alex Sink, outspending Republicans, and utilizing turnout tools to help motivate reliable voters, Democrats still lost to Republican lobbyist David Jolly — and it wasn't particularly close. "The Republican…[more]
—Josh Kraushaar, National Journal Political Editor
— Josh Kraushaar, National Journal Political Editor