Fail. Obama Administration Delays Obamacare Penalty Up to Six Weeks
Three weeks ago Obama said he would not agree to delaying O-Care.
But, that was three weeks ago.
Tonight the Obama Administration delayed the penalty for not signing up for the expensive government program. The date when Americans would be penalized for not having signed up for health insurance could be pushed back by as much as six weeks.
The NBC reported, via Free Republic:
Amid mounting criticism, the White House said Wednesday that it plans to soften the deadline for when Americans are required to purchase health insurance. The date by when Americans would be penalized for not having signed up for health insurance could be “slid” back by as much as six weeks, administration officials told NBC News.
But it was not immediately clear Wednesday whether the adjustment to a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act would need to be approved by Congress or could be done by the Department of Health and Human Services administratively.
As the law stands now, individuals are expected to begin the application process via HealthCare.gov by Feb. 15 to avoid a financial penalty when the deadline hits on March 31, since it generally takes about six weeks for the insurance to kick in.
But under the prospective change, individuals will only be expected to have started enrollment by March 31 to avoid incurring a penalty.
So once again the Obama administration amended the health care law without any approval from Congress.