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White House Set To Extend Obamacare Deadline By 1 Year

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With the world distracted by Putin and ICBM launches, The White House, according to the WSJ, is about to extend Obamacare deadlines by another year:


Allowing insurers to keep selling policies that do not meet standards for another year. It seems, if you like your healthcare policy, you can keep it for one more year... (most importantly past the Midterms)


Via WSJ,

The Obama administration plans to allow insurers to continue selling policies that don't meet the federal health law's requirements for at least another year, an insurance industry official confirmed Tuesday.




The move would push a potential political furor over canceled insurance plans past this year's midterm elections. It would extend a policy reversal announced by President Barack Obama in November, in which he said insurance commissioners could let health plans reinstate for one year policies they had canceled because they didn't meet the Affordable Care Act's new standards.

The abrupt shift came after millions of Americans received cancellation notices from their carriers but were unable to use the website to apply for new coverage. That created a firestorm because Mr. Obama frequently promised during the passage of the health law that "if you like your plan, you can keep it."




Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, an elected Republican who has been supportive of some parts of the federal health law, ... said Tuesday commissioners remained worried that allowing people who are typically healthier to keep skimpy policies would leave a riskier population in the main insurance market, which in turn would drive up rates.

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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:28 | 4509048 centerline
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Is this hope or change or both?  I can't tell anymore.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:33 | 4509091 Pladizow
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I guess kicking the can down the road applies to more than just budgets, defecits and debt ceilings?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:42 | 4509135 Joe Davola
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Maybe the fuckers who voted for this and are worried they'll get the boot should have thought about it before passing it to find out there was a time bomb inside.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:53 | 4509192 john39
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so what about the individual mandate?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:54 | 4509202 LawsofPhysics
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Please, individuals don't have a lobby.  They are much easier to steal from.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:04 | 4509248 johnQpublic
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if you like your plan, you can keep your plan

until it is too late to do anything about it

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:05 | 4509256 insanelysane
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Hey repubs it's the law so get over it already!  Oh, wait a minute, errr..........

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:23 | 4509325 Abi Normal
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Obozo, If you like your ears, you can keep them!! 



Please don't bury me, down in that cold, cold ground

I'd rather have 'em chop me up and pass me all around

Throw my brain in a hurricane, the blind can have my eyes,

Let the deaf can have both my ears, if they don't mind the size...

guess whooo!! why John Prine that's who...

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:56 | 4509207 Husk-Erzulie
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Soooo... It's over then.  Good.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:57 | 4509210 James-Morrison
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If you like your status quo...

(you know the rest, unfortunately)

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:49 | 4509446 max2205
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He is breaking his own law....turn yourself in Barry!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:13 | 4509525 Abi Normal
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hey now, for only like the 14th time...King Obongo, can do anything he wants...hoho, more bread and circuses please!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:08 | 4509270 TeamDepends
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This regime could say mandate yesterday, but not today.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00 | 4510464 Tim_
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The only part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has actually been implemented is the tax on the peasants.

America doesn't have a two-party system. Its politics consist of the obverse and reverse of the same shekel.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:55 | 4509206 wintermute
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"The Obama administration plans to allow insurers to continue selling policies that don't meet the federal health law's requirements for at least another year,"

So. In the new normal: what is illegal becomes legal by executive order.


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:00 | 4509729 Freddie
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Such BS and so evil.  Kill all of it or enact and take the blowback that is coming.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:35 | 4509092 DoChenRollingBearing
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It is one more year we can get healthcare done in the USA, although we will still get non-critical work done in Peru.


I wonder which D-Teamers asked him for the delay...?

Electionz have consequencez, fishez!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:25 | 4509350 Abi Normal
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Primaries and Elections can be bitchez, bitches!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:50 | 4510273 Lost Word
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Delayed until after 2014 elections.

But then comes 2016.

Surely the Dems wish to win in 2016 also.

More delays in Obamacare?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:34 | 4509094 negative rates
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He aint, but he should be!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:40 | 4509123 NYPoke
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Hope, as the Insurance Companies stopped selling the policies a long time ago.  


As far as I know, none have reinstituted them.  I'm sure at least a couple have.  I just haven't heard about it.


They helped craft the law, to get rid of these policies.  They aren't coming back.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:29 | 4509572 Urban Redneck
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The goal was to cancel all the policies of the expensive sickos and force them into Obamacare to where the State provides re-insurance to guarantee a profit to the Corporations. Next up, company plans that employ a percentage of sickos & fatties.

Welcome to 21st century Eugenics - the Hope & Change edition.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:42 | 4510256 SDShack
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Exactly correct. No matter what 0zer0 and the dumbcrats do, their wipeout this November is going to be epic. No change or delay is going to undo this simple fact... the risk pools have ALREADY been obliterated by 0zer0care. This means the insurance companies are going to see profit wipeout as a result of 0zer0care, and this is why they wrote the law with a bailout clause for the insurance companies. I am 100% sure, 0zer0 will honor that clause. Failure to do so means the insurance companies will sue, (they have standing), and they will win. 0zer0 can't take the chance of the law being sued by the insurance companies. There is too much risk in the law being invalidated one piece at a time in the courts until it is effecitvely dead. A bailout of the inurance companies MANDATED by 0zer0care will just be the straw that probably breaks the camel's back. But that's not the real threat.. The real threat is the rate hikes coming for EVERYONE because the risk pools have been obliterated.

In about a month, the insurance companies will know who has signed up for 0zer0care AND PAID for 2014. The shortfalls will be epic, and so the insurance companies will propose Premium Hikes for EVERYONE to make up the difference. This will include the EMPLOYER plans. Those rate hikes will be determined this summer and communicated to Employers so they can do their annual budgets this fall. That's when the Employers will decide to either pass along double digit increases, or DROP EMPLOYER PROVIDED PLANS. And there is NOTHING 0zer0 can do to stop this. No delay, no fix, not even delaying the employer mandate is going to stop the Premium Increases that are already baked in and will happen as a result of the risk pools being obliterated right now! This is all going to become known to every American in September to meet the 90 day WARN notification for changes to HC plans beginning 2015. 0zer0 and the dumbcrats have no clue the shitstorm that is going to hit them this fall. It will be 10x worse than the 5 million shitstorm of people that lost their INDIVIDUAL plans last fall.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:53 | 4510284 Lost Word
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Obama already waived the deadline rules for last year.

He could do it again.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:28 | 4509049 VD
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anyone surprised by this¿¿¿

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:35 | 4509101 negative rates
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No but hows about this funk. £}D´ò·d±½Xö»’¢¢ètIð8¼Ë$f7

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:39 | 4509119 DoChenRollingBearing
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:37 | 4509108 SilverIsKing
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:29 | 4509053 AreaMan
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Hey! He cant do that!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:48 | 4509441 JohnG
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Dictators do whatever the fuck they want to.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:02 | 4509734 Miffed Microbio...
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Until they are deposed which, historically, has been always. Of course, things often get very very bad before they are relieved of their scheming, psychopathic heads.

Oh please sheeple, try to wake up before we get to this point! Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:29 | 4509054 Kirk2NCC1701
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IOW, till after the 2014 mid-term Elections.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:41 | 4509129 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yeah, I know.  The cynicism and hypocrisy of this bunch knows no bounds.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:29 | 4509056 Gringo Viejo
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These cocksuckers are FUBAR.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:29 | 4509059 Ms. Erable
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Bathhouse Barry to congressional Dems:

If you like your seat, you can keep your seat.*

*But you better lie your ass off, just in case.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:29 | 4509065 overexposed
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They'll break every law possible just to ensure the Demonrats don't lose Congress in the midterms.

To quote Rush Limbaugh, I hope he fails.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:00 | 4509224 Husk-Erzulie
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Typical Bath-house, too little too late.  Midterms are already toast, Dems lost the Senate.  This douche started with majorities in both houses and an open ended mandate from a hypnotized populace.  EPIC.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:30 | 4509068 wcvarones
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Except a lot of the policies were never re-instated by the insurers when Obama tried to un-cancel them the first time.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:31 | 4509074 Rainman
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This stunt will surely save the terrified limo libs up for re-election in November < not !! >

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:31 | 4509076 Missiondweller
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Was that a red line that just got moved?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:32 | 4509081 order66
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Thing is...policies that don't meet the requirements of The Unaffordable Care Act (ie: ones that don't double or triple your rates) don't exist anymore.


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:32 | 4509082 LetsGetPhysical
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Third world despots everywhere are blushing.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:32 | 4509083 F.A. Hayek
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The fact that the law is so actively disliked does not change the fact that Obama's arbitrary orders to disobey the law without proper amendments and authorization are illegal.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:52 | 4509187 john39
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illegal? that term is only applied to whatever the serfs do.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:25 | 4509559 Meat Hammer
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Laws.   Cute.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:33 | 4509086 ebworthen
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This is so the insurance companies can raise premiums and milk people who think that "their own" policy will be different than the ACA policy they will have to buy a year later.

This also delays by a year .gov figuring out that I and millions of others are NOT BUYING THAT SHIT.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:02 | 4509237 Overfed
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All that seems to be available in my neck of FEMA region X are ACA-approved plans. Fuck O'bomb-a and fuck every POS who voted for this shit. Cocksuckers.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:33 | 4509087 Chuck Knoblauch
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Someone showed the Queen the UNEMPLOYMENT RATE forecast for 2014! Fucking idiot!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:34 | 4509088 ChargingHandle
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Has a president even been able to change laws from speaking in front of a teleprompter? I thought we had this lil thingy called the constitution that lays out laws for a separation of powers as to make certain no one person has too much power?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:36 | 4509107 F.A. Hayek
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You must be a racist.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:03 | 4509245 Husk-Erzulie
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Unquestionably a racist.  We'll be checking up on you sir. 

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:02 | 4509228 Chupacabra-322
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@ ChargingHandle,

You have a Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. version of the CONSTITUTION. Get ready for your head to explode.

They're all involved in an elaborate scheme based on contrat law & Criminal deceit to Defraud The American People by CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary) & being an accessory to the deceit & Criminal Fraud by contracting with the Criminal State.

We are "Governed" into a Political, Educational, Religious & Economic UNITED STATES, CORP based on contract law which is based on Criminal Fraud, deceit & illusion.

The Private Corp UNITED STATES, CORP uses the cover of being a functional Government when in reality they are not. Much like the Criminal Federal Reserve uses The "Federal" in their name & use it as cover to give the illusion that they are a branch of the US Government when they are not.

Through bankruptcies, Criminal Contract Fraud & deceit the Charlatans have incrementally incorporated the US as well as your souls (birth cert) which are securitized via the Criminal Federal Reserve through to the IMF.

They're functioning off corporate version of the THE CONSTITUTION. It's the reason why The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate continues to lie, cheat, deceit, rape & pillage with impunity.

The only power the have over you is with CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary). Pay no Taxes. Peaceful Non-Participation, Non-Compliance & being an accessory into their Criminal system/s based on Criminal Fraud, Debt Bondage & Enslavement.

Look. It's there parchment! There's 2 Constitutions, one from 1776, one from the Act of 1871. One says for the united states. The other says OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.

They removed the organic language from the 13th Amendment of 1776 which Gaurenteed our individual rights and replaced the whole amendment in the forgery look alike.

Please tell me your aware of this? Search Trading with the Enemy Act also. That proves we lost the Constitution a long time ago, we practice commerce, that's it.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:04 | 4509251 Overfed
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I'm not debating the veracity of your information, but what exactly is your point? You hammer on this in nearly every thread, but I fail to see the point.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:28 | 4509361 RaceToTheBottom
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It must have seemed like a good place to cut'n paste....

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:44 | 4509898 Chupacabra-322
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If you fail to see that your being Defruaded via Legalaise & being an accessory to THE UNITED STATES, CORP. INC.fraud via Consent then you, my friend, are part of the problem.

STOP CONSENTING / Contracting via the Criminal Income Tax. Get it now? You're frauding yourself.

There isn't a Government. What we have is a Chartered Corporation.

There isn't a President. Only in name. What we have is a CEO.

There aren't any Judges either. Only Executive Administrators.

There aren't any Laws either. What we do have are Statues, Ordanances, Codes, Acts & Mandates.

We are ruled over Maritime & Public Law, not Natural Law or God's Law. We practice COMMERENCE under UCC. Universal Commercial Code.

You're a resource. A Slave.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:06 | 4510129 neilhorn
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"Look. It's there parchment! There's 2 Constitutions, one from 1776, one from the Act of 1871. One says for the united states. The other says OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC."


Declaration of Independence was signed on 7/4/1776

Constitution was adopted on 9/17/1787

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:34 | 4509097 IridiumRebel
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Damage is done.....extend, pretend, defend all you want. 

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:44 | 4509144 SquirrelButtDan
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...and depend on that hopium.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:34 | 4509098 Karl von Bahnhof
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Just after one Putin.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:45 | 4509146 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:37 | 4509109 yum-roadkill
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All according to plan...

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:37 | 4509110 Zymurguy
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No one is following our gentle president's diktat... so to make it look like things are in order he just moved the deadline.

"Change the deadline... hope we can come up with more lies to convince the healthy youth of this nation to pay for it."

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:40 | 4509120 yum-roadkill
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My fear is that O won't go away after '16 like GWB left the scene. I get sick every time I heard O's voice.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:41 | 4509124 Rising Sun
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thanks for coming out Barry - fucking tool

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:41 | 4509130 Moe Hamhead
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They need more time to configure the site to accept Bitcoins

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:45 | 4509151 yum-roadkill
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Did somebody say bitcoins? Where is fonstar? Maybe he can help out with the exchange.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:42 | 4509132 HamRove
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You're not going to rob the American people through ACA Obama...Might want to give it up. resign, go to Hawaii and never be seen again.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:44 | 4509143 LawsofPhysics
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"Laws" that cannot be enforced (by choice or otherwise), really are not laws at all.


hedge accordingly.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:44 | 4509145 El Vaquero
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Obamacare:  It'll repeal itself!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:51 | 4509180 Shad_ow
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It'll repeal decent healthcare.


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:54 | 4509177 MichiganMilitiaMan
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Meanwhile 10s of millions of Americans will be dying in the streets because of this neglectful and dispassionate decision by this president (yes lower case p) since they will not have access to health care and will be turned away, in mass, from the emergency rooms located throughout the nation and will be dying where they lie.  Dear Mr. president (err noble leader)  where is your heart!!!!

sarc off.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:08 | 4509213 syntaxterror
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Why doesn't El Dictator just extend the deadline beyond the 2016 election too? Pay now or pay later, you fucking loser.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:25 | 4509349 negative rates
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This is an election year, it's the year of the don't fight the hands that feed you.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:58 | 4509216 Bill of Rights
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Would somone with a set of balls or otherwise impeach this clown!!!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:59 | 4509217 PGR88
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The M.F. and his crony capitalist insurance companies already cancelled my policy and have jacked my prices up by $450+ per month for my wife and I.   The fascists where I live in New York were all ready to go from day one.  No delays.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:00 | 4509227 kchrisc
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Can I get "extended" too?!

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:01 | 4509235 Pig Circus
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At least it wasn't delayed because of political reasons. That would have been a poor excuse IMHO.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:07 | 4509268 TrustbutVerify
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Aside from the fact that Obamacare is a debacle - The "White House" doing this unilaterally is unconstitutional.  Once unilateral actions, of any kind like this (and so many others) get by the public unconstituional unilateral actions of all sorts by the "White House" will metastasize.  

Even those that voted for this bill (100% Democrats) should see this development as astoundingly dangerous.  

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:03 | 4509740 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Those who voted for the ACA have never cared about the law or the Consitition. How else would a law that was passed in the House, whcih was to help veterans, get the languaged stripped out in the Senate and come back as the ACA. It was passed through corruption, by corrupt individuals, who care nothing for the citizens but love their bank accounts. That and POWER unfettered POWER.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:12 | 4509286 Yen Cross
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    Looks like Choomboy needs to fire up the EBT printers and order a few million TOTUS phones for his FSA constituency... before the November '14 Diebold Fest...

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:14 | 4509294 monad
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The ZOG is going down.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:26 | 4509355 Seasmoke
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Who knew kick the can works on health insurance too. 

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:51 | 4509450 surf0766
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Fuck the communist healthcare !

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:02 | 4509490 Hongcha
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In other news, the chocolate rations have been extended by five grams.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:23 | 4509553 Flying Wombat
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Next up?  Obamacare deadline extended to 2030.  :-)

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:33 | 4509588 Vin
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Wait, don't you need Congress to change a law?????

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:39 | 4509878 moneybots
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"It seems, if you like your healthcare policy, you can keep it for one more year... (most importantly past the Midterms) "


That won't change my vote, as there is no real difference to outcome if they delay another year or not.


Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:40 | 4509882 thamnosma
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Is there a guillotine for John Roberts?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 21:50 | 4510077 neilhorn
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Shouldn't the caption to the cartoon say, "What, me worry"?

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:14 | 4510155 wattsnotsaid
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50 million cancellations???  The White House just realized how large the list of employer-insured cancellations is.  From the Michael Tanner report #745 Cato Institute

"Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute,
roughly half of the employer-based
insurance market is currently neither grandfathered
nor compliant. Given the frequency
with which companies make changes to
their plans, as noted above, few companies
will maintain their grandfathering over the
long run. In 2011, the Congressional Research
Service estimated that, due to these
restrictions, 66 percent of small employer
plans and 51 percent of all plans will lose
grandfathered status by the end of 2013."

People need to verify their plan won't be cancelled and report any cancellations. (or someone needs to provide the list). 

In the individual market plans lost their grandfathered status and were therefore cancelled for very small changes.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:16 | 4511149 whidbey-2
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Another victory for equality? We is all screwd!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:00 | 4511905 detached.amusement
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Curious how many know the Caduceus is actually symbolic of Hermes, who simply delivered the (probably bad) news.


The two-snake caduceus design has ancient and consistent associations with trade, eloquence, trickery, and negotiation.


The modern use of the caduceus as a symbol of medicine became established in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of documented mistakes, misunderstandings and confusion.


So basically, Obamacare is well represented by the Caduceus...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:36 | 4512098 Chaos_Theory
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No problem.  Harry Reid said all the horror stories are lies.  Hence, no need for mandate delays. 


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