Government delays crucial step for Obamacare

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has reportedly delayed the signing of final agreements with insurance plans that are to be sold on health insurance exchanges starting on October 1.

The HHS intends to sign the plans - which are a crucial part of Obamacare - in mid-September rather than from September 5-9, as previously intended. The reasons for the delay aren't clear.

The HHS says it's "on track to open" the marketplaces on time on October 1, although the delay raises doubts about whether that's the case.

"Having everything ready on October 1 is not a critical issue," says an administration official who worked on Obamacare. "What matters to people is January 1, which is when the coverage is supposed to start. If that were delayed, it would be a substantive setback.

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  • youngman442002
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    typical stupid government employee...yes everyone just goes and buys their insurance on january 1st....sure they will be able to handle guys have no idea...I bet 60% of the people do not buy anything...
    28 Aug 2013, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • into dark shadows
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    Heads up to the powers that be, for now anyway.
    We will not comply!
    Death to tyranny is obedience to God!


    God save the Republic
    28 Aug 2013, 01:35 PM Reply Like
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