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Enrollment Deadline Extended AGAIN

In yet another example of the White House view that a law is only final when President Obama says it is, the administration has extended the Obamacare signup deadline even beyond Tuesday’s formerly final deadline, until – well, until who knows?

This appeared December 24 on Healthcare.gov:

We know many of you have been working hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Even though we have passed the December 23 enrollment deadline for coverage starting January 1, we don’t want you to miss out if you’ve been trying to enroll.

Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to HealthCare.gov, maintenance periods, or other issues with our systems that prevented you from finishing the process on time. If this happened to you, don’t worry – we still may be able to help you get covered as soon as January 1.

Contact the Marketplace call center at 1-800-318-2596 (available 24/7; closed December 25). TTY: 1-855-889-4325.

Tell our customer service representative that you’ve been trying to enroll and explain why you couldn’t finish by the deadline. They can tell you what you can do to finish your enrollment and still get covered for 2014.

This is being interpreted as saying you have to have started the enrollment process, but who knows exactly what “you’ve been trying to enroll” means?

With the Obamacare navigators taking Christmas off, we’ll still have people applying December 26 for insurance that’s supposed to take effect January 1. In a few days, believe me, they’ll be enrolling retroactively. Because Obama needs all the people he can get to make this thing work.

And this, folks, is the same government that thinks it can run your healthcare. Get ready for that special brand of chaos. Or that it thinks it knows exactly when Iran will have the bomb . . .

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52 Responses to Enrollment Deadline Extended AGAIN

  1. The people who think ACA solves all their medical problems will be the first addressed by the death panels. Ignorance is hazardous to your health!

    • “The people who think ACA solves all their medical problems”.

      Or those who think, “great, I’m saving money with the ACA plan.” I spoke to a gentleman after my Aunt’s funeral on Monday. He is 63 and has been paying approximately $1650 a month for insurance for his wife and himself. After enrolling in the ACA he is now paying less than $500. I reminded him that while it may have helped him someone was paying more to make up for his benefit. He acknowledged the correctness in that statement by informing me that his son is paying almost double. His sentiment? “Too bad for you.”

      That’s part of what is wrong. This whole “I’ve got mine mentality.” There were so many other ways to deal with this problem. Having the government mismanage yet another program was not one of them. Putting the screws to ten so that one could be “helped” is not the right way to go about it either.

  2. OK, I see; a Obama “deadline”, just like the infamous “redline”, is a term that has optional and situational meanings.
    While most people are thinking it means a set time or end, the Obamaspeak uses the terms as a moving line that can be repositioned or erased as needed. Very modern, very clever.

    Now if we could get the IRS, our creditors, and the DMV to fall in line with the Obamaspeak use of the word “deadline”, life would be less stressful for all of us.

  3. Who the hell cares?…..Hillary Clinton (if elected) will be a criminal following a criminal in office and her promises (as well as “Dollar Bill’s”) are worthless.

    Obama should by all means recieve nothing but coal in his stocking….However, coal has a lot more worth than our “Pimp in Chief” and his lying hypocritical wife….They should both be run off…..

  4. Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules… Crazy times we’re living in, folks. Tighten your seat belts. It’s only going to get worse in 2014. Merry Christmas to all!

    • Phil–maybe in part due to the $85 bill a mo the Fed is putting into the bond market, which will be decreasing, tho the market mavens seem to think this won’t mean a huge crash…but still, the stock market is the only place you can make ten cents on your money. I saw in my Chase checking I made…wait for it…one cent. Garsh!

      • Once the fed starts to back off on the 85 B a month, the market will react, but I don’t see a major crash.
        Some of the financial gerbils see the market doing OK next year.
        Who knows.
        The only thing that has been proven is that if you try to time the market chances are you will lose.

  5. Are the people working as the customer service representatives from America? A lot of company’s now have workers in other countries.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  6. I remember the days when my son would already be up, ripping into the packages under the tree. But first, he’d go outside to see how much of the carrots and oats the reindeer had eaten. His teachers would send home a baggy of reindeer food that had glitter in it to help guide the reindeer to our house, and in the midst of the sparkling path, I would carve reindeer tracks into the dirt.

    Then, he’d check to see how much of the milk and cookies Santa had eaten, and I’d have to read the thank you letter–with smears of soot from the fireplace in the living room–that Santa had left. I’ll never forget the time I hired a Santa to come by right before bed one Christmas Eve. When he came in the door, my son backed up, fell to his knees and about passed out with the excitement.

    Nowadays, he’s so effing blasé about the whole thing that I have to threaten to take away the Xbox controllers to get him to go to bed!

    Merry Christmas, ya’ll.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKwOByDgW3I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg81vGuZx7k

    • I remember the days when the kids woke you on up on Christmas morning. I woke up at 2:30 am!
      I am now waiting for my husband, my 30 yr. son visiting for X-MAS and my 171/2 yr. old son: To All Wake Up!
      By the time the rest of the family gets here, I will probably be falling to sleep.
      Mandy Manners, The idea of oats and carrots for the reindeer is a great idea. Merry Christmas to all Moms and Dads missing the days of their children waking them up Christmas morning.
      To all the parents with youngsters ENJOY!!!

  7. Fox has all kinds of Christmas stories and songs this morning. Very up-beat and cheerful. MSNBC is running a series of stories about tragedies caught on film.

  8. Well, I ‘started’ my taxes……I just wasn’t able to get through the process. Could I have an extra day, week, month……..

    The man is an absolute menace. And yes I said that on Christmas Day. I don’t care what faith you are, what political party you may affiliate with, what country you hail from or what color your skin, Barack Hussein Obama is the worst thing to happen to foundational principles and the rule of law in all the history of these United States of America.

  9. These enrollment delays remind me of when the bill was passed–they left voting open longer and longer, offered bribes–maybe bribes are next–we will pay the first year, puLeeze sign up…OK, two yrs…

    • It is obvious to me that the bill is being written on the fly Star.
      Pelosi said that it had to be passed to see what was in it.
      There was nothing in it per say, only an outline, giving these demons the ability to write the rules as they go along.
      The whole thing needs to be repealed.

  10. It seems all the more appropriate this Christmas, with the Obamas in Hawaii, to remind my stupid liberal
    friends and family ” Don’t Worry Be Happy” as I laugh my ass off at their stupidity in voting for this incompetent, lazy screw up for a President.

  11. As most Americans celebrate Christmas today, it’s worth taking a moment to remember that on this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington made a daring crossing of the Delaware River to win a surprise victory in the Battle of Trenton. (noted by comment elsewhere)

    And today in Kabul, the US Embassy was attacked by indirect fire. No Americans reported killed or wounded. Taliban claims responsibility.

    Having made his position clear on attacks on US Embassies and properties abroad with the Benghazi “consulate” incident, Golfer in Chief did not break from his Hawaiian vacation for comment. No comment from Lurch, Sad Sack , Sunday Talk Show Susan or Socialist Samantha . Sillybus must be in charge.

  12. Who can afford to participate much in their 401k plans lately?Many people have reduced the amount they were putting aside just to pay for the increased cost of goods and services. Energy prices keep soaring.

    And…..last time I checked the average person can’t just go print more money when they run out like our government has been doing.

  13. The hypocrisy is astounding. Obama couldn’t actually buy a health plan online, as he is exhorting millions of ordinary Americans to do, because it would be a security issue for him to put his sensitive, personal information out there, subject to hackers. But, Joe Blow, go ahead and fill in the application with YOUR birth date and SSN. That’s just fine…