Hello HillaryCare: ObamaCare Deadline Extended Beyond Obama's Term

Tyler Durden's picture

In what is becoming an epic embarrassment, the WSJ reports that the Obama administration announced today that consumers can keep insurance plans that don't comply with the federal health law for another two years, pushing a potential firestorm over cancellations and broken promises that "you can keep your health plan". As The Hill adds, the unprecedented move will protect vulnerable Democrats in the midterm elections by staving off a wave of cancellation notices and for some consumers, rather stunningly, Obamacare will not be in place for all Americans when President Obama leaves office. Sickeningly, the administration explicitly gave cover to 13 vulnerable Democratic lawmakers by saying the extension was developed in “close consultation” with those members.


Yet another extension (Via WSJ),

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that consumers can keep insurance plans that don't comply with the federal health law for another two years, pushing a potential firestorm over cancellations until after midterm elections.


Previously, some consumers could keep insurance plans that didn't comply with the 2010 Affordable Care Act until roughly the end of this year, as long as their state regulators and insurance company allowed it. Now, consumers will have up to an additional two years to do so, putting their plans in place until roughly 2016.

But the farce gets worse (Via The Hill),

The policy also means that one of the key features of the Affordable Care Act — minimum healthcare benefit requirements — will not be in place for all Americans when President Obama leaves office.

The administration's spin...

Senior administration officials insisted that the change will not substantially alter the Affordable Care Act and emphasized that their focus was on flexibility for individuals.

But the reality is politics as usual...

President Obama and many Democratic lawmakers made promises that consumers could keep their current coverage under the healthcare law, and Republicans were eager to use those statements as leverage in their effort to retake the Senate.


The administration explicitly gave cover to 13 vulnerable Democratic lawmakers such as Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) by saying the extension was developed in “close consultation” with those members.

Meaning that you can keep your health plan (well beyond the Tea Party's original demands that were so rancorously disavowed last year by the Democrats)...

The policy prolongs the administration's “keep your plan” fix from last fall and applies to the individual and small-group insurance markets, potentially affecting 12.5 million people, officials said.


The timetable will allow consumers to renew old health plans for the last time on Oct. 1, 2016, meaning some plans will continue into 2017 under the next president.


Administration officials denied that the 2016 campaign season will see its own wave of cancellation notices, predicting that most people will have migrated into the new marketplaces by then.

Welcome to HillaryCare...

Source: Cagle

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IridiumRebel's picture

I foresee a lot of Democratic pols getting their jobs cancelled.

Manthong's picture

Yeah, I think enough damage has been done already.

At least they have their near billion dollar web site fixed.

Oh, wait..

InjectTheVenom's picture

I called the WH ,  somehow got thru to the Golfer-in-Chief,  to ask him about the recent developments w/Obamacare ... here was his response to me :


DaddyO's picture

That's funny, he seems to be giving the same message to the congress over and over.

The congress doesn't seem overly perturbed by it either.

Here at Fight Club, you so much as look at someone crossways and it on like donkey kong.

Maybe we should adjourn ZH and reconvene at the Capital and get all jiggy with it.


NoDebt's picture

I wouldn't mind seeing them bring back the whole "pistols at dawn" thing.  But updated- they each get a Five Seven with a full clip and it's broadcast on Pay Per View.  We'd get that place whipped into shape pretty quick and pay off a huge chunk of the national debt at the same time.

kaiserhoff's picture

Band aids on band aids,  and still no relief for individuals or the lost generation.  This will bite the Dims in the ass for a generation.

sodbuster's picture

We've constantly been told by this admin that the law is the law, and ACA is law. But, this admin changes ACA on a whim to suit their motives. So- if the "other" party gets their man in the WH, does he/she get to change ACA the way he/she wants? After all, the current batch of idiots are setting that precedent.

johnQpublic's picture

so the real risk pool was composed of nothing but democrats up for re-election

CrazyCooter's picture

Yeah, but what happens to pensioners who WANT to keep their existing (caddilac) plans but their providers (former employers) don't want to keep their plans?

FIRED! Right?

Curious to see a break down of private (i.e. I buy it) vs pension (i.e. I earned it) cancallation push offs.



CrazyCooter's picture

Only if it increases their power or gets them reelected.

But, that is the answer to every question, isn't it.



Theta_Burn's picture

Hows this?

A law is passed and at some douchbag prezO's whim it can be suspended?

Where the fuck are the class action lawsuits?

The impeachment chatter???

What ever became of that retard Obama associate that totally ruined the website...only to be rewarded with 100's of millions more to fix it?

Wasn't there verbage in that total failure of a law that guarantees the premium spice flow?

Fuck the MSM and the pussies that continually cover for this idiot.

I mean at what point do you cut your losses???

CrashisOptimistic's picture

To bring a lawsuit you must have "standing".

To have standing you must show you have been damaged.

The WH attorneys vetted all this.  No one is damaged by the delay.

Theta_Burn's picture

3mil plus cancelled med. ins. policy holders would disagree..but your point is taken

jcaz's picture

Umm, not correct-  my new "old" policy will now be priced only moderately above where my pre-Obamacare policy was-  so yeah, I can show damages to the penny, actually.

boogerbently's picture

If we ALL cancel our cable TV and list as the reason the lack of credibility of network news.

No DWTS, no American Idol, no Survivor.......OR the advertising $$$ that go with it.

Money talks.

DeadFred's picture

Hiss! Don't you a go a-dissin' Dancing With the Stars. Besides, Hilary has brain cancer so she won't be running. Karma is a bitch sometimes.

macholatte's picture


and how much has this mess cost me?


I want my money back.

Ness.'s picture

I'm still checking the mailbox daily, just a waitin' on that $2500 check I was promised.  I know it coming.  He wouldn't lie to 330M people on National TV, would he!?  Naw.  It's coming, right?  Maybe Nana Nancy P just forgot to send mine out.  She has been kind of "forgetful" lately.

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

Dang dude.  I just got that check along with my $8500 in savings on gas.  I'm up $11k.  I'm going to go buy some i-phones and x-boxes and stuff......


Long live the FSA!

MarsInScorpio's picture

It's time to quit lying to ourselves and admit we have a mentally ill president.

He suffers from delusions of grandeur - believing that all he has to do is wave his hand and it is now reality. King Canute is his role model.

This is the result of his pathological lying - he lies about anything and everything - telling the world whatever he wants it to believe regardless of the reality surrounding his pronouncements. He is increasingly disconnected from reality.

He is kept afloat by a tight circle of enablers who cover for him and spin his lies. But that is changing.

I am making this statement not to be mean, but rather because it is time to seriously consider that Barack Obama is not mentally healthy. I am saying this because he is continuing to run farther and farther away from reality in his actions, and believes that whatever he says – becomes the made-over reality that exists only in his mind.

Take his statement that "100-million" people have signed up for ObamaCare - that's nearly 1/3 of the entire 315-million person population of the US. It is a number that prima fascia is irrational.

But Obama stated it as a fact anyway to his Obamabots in Organizing for America. They showed their lack of rational relationship by accepting the number - regardless of its obvious irrational ability to be true. As an aside, it shows that these people are brain-dead, and just accept that whatever Obama says is the truth - with no rational vetting whatsoever.

That's truly scary.

But scarier still is this: NO ONE in the WH dared correct him. No statement came out saying so much as issuing the typical lame excuse that he "misspoke." Nothing. The WH enablers fell silent (as did the Looney Tunes Left MSM).


This is what makes their silence so scary: It means that the WH aides are at a point where they so fear the mad king's wrath that they will abandon reality for his irrational fantasies. They will no longer be a wall of reality constraining his thinking to the Real World.

In short, they are no longer Gatekeepers, but rather like “Alice in Wonderland,” they are the cards painting the roses red for the insane Queen of Hearts.

"She wanted white - then said what a fright, so now she's wants them red instead; we're painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red - we can't say no we won't, because if we don't, she'll want our heads instead! So we're painting the roses red . . ."

I realize that take from Alice in Wonderland goes over the heads - or should I say through the air-heads - of the Obamabots. But what do you expect from people who passively accept 100-million people being signed up for ObamaCare?

That is mental disconnect. That is insanity. That is Barack Obama.

Don't apologize for thinking him ill; he is ill.

And this latest exercise in waving his hand, and thinking that reality magically changes when he does, shows Barack Obama is disconnected from reality, and must be removed from office before his mental illness drives him to even more desperate, irrational thinking - and even more dangerous, irrational actions.


zaphod's picture

All of this redefining the rules again and again is going to bite the D team in the ass after an R team member eventually takes the reigns again.

Since the executive branch has full control over the program, the R team can simply negate everything without even going to congress. This is why it was doomed from the start. Obama was so arrogant he thought the D team would be in control forever. 

economics9698's picture

WTF a cock sucking cocaine snorting drug mule is delusional?

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re: “Alice in Wonderland

Weapons of Mass Delusion.

Maybe it's the Merican dumbasses who are mentally ill?

DaddyO's picture

No, just a certain unrealmerican who continually posts the same inane comments...


NOTaREALmerican's picture


Let have a show of hands of "conservatives" who:

1) bought the "weapons of mass delusion" joke, hook line and sinker?

2) didn't realize (being dumbasses) that the "Patriot" act wasn't patriotic?

3) still think Snowdon is a traitor?

Yeah,  thought so...

thatthingcanfly's picture

I suppose it's appropriate you put "conservatives" in quotation marks, because no person who is truly interested in conserving what is left of Western Civilization ever 1) believed Wolfowitz and company when they "settled on something everyone could agree on" regarding the WMD farce, 2) thought the unPatriot Act was anything but an attack on American civil liberties as described in the Bill of Rights, or 3) think the Snowden revelations are tantamount to treason.

Have you ever met any Americans? I get the feeling you believe whatever anti-American media publication you read in your part of the world. If you have, how many told you they were conservative? Of them, how many told you they refuse to vote for the Party of Bush, which stopped defending conservative interests in the 1980s, and write in 3rd party candidates whenever possible?

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Dude, I know as many conservatives (without quotes) as I do progressives/liberals without quotes, none.

Everybody loves Big-Gov.   "Conservatives" love Big-Gov and vote Red Team so (you know) the genitals have proper regulation, and the "Progressive/Liberal" love Big-Gov and vote Blue-Team because they can smother everybody with "Keynesian" love and aleviate their guilt.

The "Conservatives" and "Progressives" have - together - battled each other to the top of Mt Facsism.   And the top 1% was laughing at them all the way to the top.

Now, how many "Conservatives" do you know have been voting Red Team because of "those people". 

Yeah,  me too...

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re:   I get the feeling you believe whatever anti-American media publication you read in your part of the world.

BTW,  Sarah Palin told me I wasn't a REAL Merican.   Had something to do with questin' the motives of this great-n-glorious country.   She's a typical "conservative".  (know anybody who voted for her.)

I happened to be born in Chicago, and lived to see the Vietnam war and just missed the draft.    

Now THERE was a great patriotic war, right?     Remember all the unpatriots who were against that?  Like Jane Fonda?  Who turned out to be right?  

"Conservatives" can't even figure out what patriotism is.   And it's NOT doing anything the government says, including following the slow-motion eagles and flags of Faux patriots. 

thatthingcanfly's picture

There's a great book about the Vietnam debacle, "Dereliction of Duty," by McMaster, a history professor at West Point. You should check it out. Vietnam was an embarrassment and a blight on 20th century American history.

That said, Hanoi Jane Fonda should have been hung for high treason on the White House lawn. Next to her should have hung Hanoi John Kerry. If you are not aware of the impact these two traitors had on American POWs captured by the North Vietnamese, you have been asleep for the last 40 years.

It may be that the only Americans you've met who self-identify as conservative are card-carrying Republicans. This is something I find myself very frustrated with regularly. Of Team Bush, which started reckless Wilsonian military adventures overseas in regions where there was no US strategic interest, refused to roll back the abortion holocaust when given the chance, destroyed 1st Amendment liberties with the unPatriot Act, basically repealed US immigration laws with blatantly unconstitutional amnesty legislation, and even voiced support of a renewal of the 1994 Clinton "assault weapons ban" when it sunset in 2004, all one needs to ask is, "With conservatives like these, who the hell needs liberals?"

Talk to your Republican friends about these things and you'll discover who the real conservatives are. There is absolutely no reason for a conservative American to vote for the Stupid Party.

NOTaREALmerican's picture

Re:  There is absolutely no reason for a conservative American to vote for the Stupid Party.

Unless they are stupid.   Or,  believe the stupid-party WILL let them get even with "those people".

Disagree about Fonda.   I hated her too when I was a young dumbasses.    But, the only people who kept this young patriotic dumbasses from getting killed in a pointless war was the "hippies" I hated so much for being "unpatriotic".

The worship of the state is what defines "conservatives" and "liberals".  

Funny that.

thatthingcanfly's picture

<sighs audibly>

You need to read some books man. I'd start with Burnham's "The Suicide of the West."

DIgnified's picture

"I happen to be born in Chicago"


Well there's your problem right there.  

fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

You are a bad person who is probally a racist. 

boogerbently's picture

A LOT of people misreading the question.

thatthingcanfly's picture

OK, I give up, why do you always sign your posts with the number 30?

Is it your age? After your next birthday, will you sign off with 31?

Penis size? Uhh, yeah! Mine is a 30 too. Yuh-huh is so!

IridiumRebel's picture

It's a text signal for Scorpio. The 3 is the claws and the 0 is the thorax. The two dashes are the stinger.....this is what I think.

jcaz's picture

Awesome-  that means Joe is warming up in the bullpen-  he's much more sane.....

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Mars, says:

" time to quit lying to ourselves and admit we have a mentally ill president."

one must remember two of our last presidents had NO FATHER. in the family as kids..both had /have as main advisors Women, Hill and Val Jarret.

both were/are constantly doing things without self control and then speak the big lies, no sex with that women- type stuff.

why they were selected for Potus? because of the trama of a poor upbringing, they could be used and they have no core set of values, my god a kid who had an african father (maybe) who disowned him -then a step dad no one has ever interviewed who had him live in SE Asia, far from his birthplace and grand parents (maybe)...they both became Potus, and both are unstable, would you trust clinton for 20 minutes with a teenage daughter? most would not..yet Potus he became. NWO elites know their man.


SAT 800's picture

I wonder if he'd get down on his hands and knees and bark if you told him he'd get 12 Democratic votes for it. Probably.

A Nanny Moose's picture

To be replaced with what? The amusing thing here is that each successive elected Mafia makes us wish the previous Mafia was still in charge.

Shizzmoney's picture

What about extending the indiividual mandate tax due date then?

Oh wait, average people don't have lobbyists, I forgot.  

wintermute's picture

Is congress voting for all the law changes???

Ms. Erable's picture

No need - His Imperial Majesty has issued the decree.

Au_Ag_CuPbCu's picture

See...Obummer isn't as dumb as everyone is saying he is.  He is getting the hell out of dodge before detonation.

Meat Hammer's picture

Nah, the damage is done and he's going to leave the flaming bag of shit on Hillary's doorstep.  He just put a nice bow on the bag.

JoeSoMD's picture

Disagree... it won't be Hilary... her health is reported to be bad... I think it is going to be Michelle.  They put her up and she is a shoe-in with the FSA and two major core constituencies.

krispkritter's picture

I heard the nightmare ticket of the Wookie and Hitlary...my skin crawled, literally.  Them's fightin' words.