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 . . .