Mr. Tilly, rather than wasting nine paragraphs recycling the lies and excuses coming from the administration, would better have employed a quote that has the virtue of being both succinct and closely reflective of his views: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.”
A few points, if I may.
The individual mandate goes into effect on Jan. 1; the open enrollment period was (illegally) extended to March 31, six weeks after the original cutoff date. The extension is to allow for the avoidance of tax penalties associated with not signing up for health coverage before the deadline.
Employer-provided health coverage will be affected by the same mandates driving the cancellation of 5 million (as of this writing) health insurance policies. It has been estimated, by this administration, that “66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013. [p. 34,552 of the Federal Register]”
The healthcare.gov website is the only way to apply for Obamacare: no matter if a telephone, another person, or the postal service is involved, all of the information must go through the web site.
Despite the truckloads of lipstick being deployed by its increasingly desperate defenders, this pig remains a pig: Obamacare is every bit the disaster it was predicted to be, if not worse.
Those who have promoted, supported, and defended this abomination have much to answer to the American people for.
Obamacare will eventually improve Americans’ health insurance
The delay in Obamacare enrollment is a serious setback for people who have policies that do not meet the minimum coverage prescribed is the new law. The people who have these policies and received cancellations notices have even a bigger problem.
People with limited coverage policies have now been given until Dec. 31, 2014, to replace their policies. But they may apply to the federal or state exchanges, assuming enrollment becomes easier. Considering the vast majority of these citizens will receive a significant premium subsidy, they should enroll as soon as possible.