Administration pushes back ObamaCare sign-up deadline by a day

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December 23, 2013

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The administration — in another quiet delay for the health care law, confirmed in a characteristically cryptic statement — has extended Monday’s ObamaCare sign-up deadline by one day.

The deadline to sign up for insurance in order to have coverage by Jan. 1 was supposed to be Monday at midnight. But the administration has programmed its systems so that anyone who gets in line Monday but takes until Tuesday night to enroll will still get covered by Jan 1.

However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tried to downplay the change. A spokeswoman continued to stress that the deadline is technically Monday, even while confirming it would be pushed back to Tuesday.

“The deadline for signing up for coverage to start January 1 is today,” spokeswoman Julie Bataille said. “We recognize that many have chosen to make their final decisions on today’s deadline and we are committed to making sure they can do so. Anticipating high demand and the fact that consumers may be enrolling from multiple time zones, we have taken steps to make sure that those who select a plan through tomorrow will get coverage for Jan 1.”

CMS confirmed the change after The Washington Post first reported it. The acknowledgement came as applicants encountered site problems on Monday, with users being placed in a virtual waiting line when the system was overloaded.

  • frankenbiker

    Well I think I’ll postpone my deadline for appearing in court, or get a special exemption from tax fraud because I know someone at the IRS, or work with someone from the IRS. I think I’ll just postpone following the speed limit until I get home and parked. Wait, I’m not congress, I can’t postpone or exempt others from following the law. But this goatfucking moron with the IQ of a turnip can? Why isn’t anyone from Congress raising a fit about this? Once a bill has passed and made into law, the only way to change it is by congressional amendments to that law. Not by some goatfucking, muzzie, tin horn, narcissistic, sociopath with delusions of grandeur. Not to mention the delays Kathleen Sebelius announced last week. Someone needs to shove a copy of the Constitution down Boehners throat. CONGRESS AND CONGRESS ALONE CAN CHANGE A LAW. Not that asshole in the black house.

    • Goober

      That’s the way it used to be, Congress and Congress alone can only change the Law. I also ask; How is It that obama is changing a law without any congressional approval ???
      There’s been NO discussion or anything! WOW!!! When this congress goes home for the Holidays, they go home for the Holidays!!

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    Moron-In-Chief.

    • WiSe GuY

      Don’t you mean: Moron and Thief?

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