The Obama administration is giving consumers eight more days – an entire Hanukkah! – to sign up for Obamacare, pushing the enrollment signup deadline back from December 15 to December 23.
That’s the drop dead date for signing up on the exchanges if you don’t want a break in your coverage. The eight days is supposed to make up for the inconvenience of weeks of a barely functioning website.
Only the government could take such a step and think consumers won’t interpret it as a sick joke.
Eight days. Thank you.
Earlier, the administration pushed back the beginning of next year’s enrollment period from October 15, 2014 to November 15, 2014, a move widely assumed to be an attempt to push future problems past Election Day.
But it won’t help much. Companies being forced to drop or change insurance will already have given their employees the bad news by Election Day, and workers will be able to vote as they deem appropriate given their new circumstance.