Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pants on Fire

The Obamacare open enrollment deadline is just around the corner. March 31, 2014 in case you are wondering.  

If you haven't applied by then you can't buy coverage until 11/15/14.

Unless you have a qualifying event that creates a special enrollment period.

Many wonder if the deadline will be extended.

Here is your answer.
"We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period," HHS official Julie Bataille said. "In fact, we don't actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014."
Weekly Standard

When has that stopped anyone?

This from an administration that said everyone must have coverage, and then granted over 1200 exemptions. Said you had until 12/15/13 to apply for a 1/1/14 effective date . . . and then changed it. Originally started the 2015 open enrollment in October, 2014 then delayed it until after the 2014 elections. Said the mandate applied to everyone and then modified it for business.

Good thing they lack the statutory authority to modify the law.
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