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Posted on October 7, 2013
Sebelius: Individuals Can Get A One Year Obamacare Delay -- By Paying The Penalty

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius defended Obamacare in a very contentious interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night.

Stewart pressed Sebelius on why businesses get a one-year delay on Obamacare but individuals do not. After several attempts for an answer, Sebelius eventually said individuals could delay Obamacare for a year -- by paying the penalty.

JON STEWART: So this is what some would consider the first mall that's been created [for purchasing health care insurance].

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: You bet. The first -- new rules for companies.

STEWART: So why is it that individuals, though, couldn't say that they didn't want to do it just for a year, like business?

SEBELIUS: Well, they can.

STEWART: Oh, they --

SEBELIUS: They'd pay a fine. They'd pay a fine at the end of the year, but they don't have to -- I mean, they can say I didn't want to do it. The theory is they can't pick and choose if they're going to get hit by a bus or diagnosed with a illness. For a lot of young folks, there is one fall on the basketball court, one auto accident from a lifetime of hospital bills they can't pay.

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She really is the sharpest tool in the shed.   Really....

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She really is the sharpest tool in the shed.   Really....

It's frightening to think how much power this woman has over our lives.....
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What "penalty" is she talking about? John Roberts said it was a "tax".
Why has Trump done scores of interviews on Fox and virtually nowhere else the last two months? Because he’s not interested in winning over undecideds, independents, or swing voters — you know the sort of thing serious presidential candidates do. No, he’s reselling the same product to people who’ve already bought it so he can take the customers with him after the election.

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To give this alternative so early in the game is a sure indicator people are not buying in to this "wonderful" program.  If they thought that it was an option before Oct. 1, the commiecrats would have offered it then, but since it has come now you can bet it has fallen flat on its face, regardless of what she, Obama, and the press say or nuance. :thud:
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 12:48:40 PM by rangerrebew »
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