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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/22/obamacare-enrollment-for-2015-to-reportedly-be-delayed-until-after-midterms/

Round 2 of ObamaCare enrollment to be delayed until after 2014 midterms
Published November 22, 2013FoxNews.com

The Obama administration plans to delay the start of next year's ObamaCare enrollment period, a move pitched as a way to give consumers and insurance companies more time to study their options -- but which also conveniently pushes the second round of enrollment past the 2014 midterm elections.

A Department of Health and Human Services official confirmed the change to Fox News. The decision does not affect those trying to enroll this year, despite the myriad problems with the launch of the law and HealthCare.gov. Rather, it affects those who will sign up late next year for 2015 coverage.

The administration will allow consumers to start signing up on Nov. 15, 2014, as opposed to Oct. 15. Enrollment will last until Jan. 15, 2015, instead of Dec. 7.

An HHS official told Fox News the move will give insurers "the benefit of more time to evaluate their experiences during the 2014 plan year" and let them take into account late-filing customers when setting their 2015 rates.

The official added: "This change is good news for consumers, who will have more time to learn about plans before enrolling and an open enrollment period that's a week longer."

The administration so far has rebuffed calls to delay or extend the current enrollment period beyond March 31, 2014, even as HHS scrambles to repair the flawed HealthCare.gov site and some states struggle with their own exchanges.

But by pushing off next year's enrollment period, the administration conveniently pushes off the possibility of any ObamaCare hiccups until after the midterm elections. Some of the biggest critics of the current rollout have been Democrats up for reelection next year.

Obama recently tried to address some of their concerns by allowing states and insurance companies to re-offer cancelled insurance policies -- a trend which has become a major headache for the administration. Many states, though, are refusing to make any changes to the way they handle those plans.

HHS argued that the delay next year will give consumers more time to educate themselves about the plans, though it would not affect coverage this year.

Fox News' Joy Lin contributed to this report.
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To me that seems like some "food for thought" for the crowd breathlessly spouting "It's going to collapse under its own weight!" to consider....

Personally I see them continuing to pump billions of dollars into this thing for as long as they need it as a mechanism to keep destroying the overall economy, ruining the health care industry and infrastructure, and forcing people to become more subject to the control grid.  After that, maybe they'll push it aside as everyone starts to clamor for "single payer."  I could be wrong, but I just don't see it, nor these monsters, going quietly into the night....

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By any means necessary is the mantra of today's Democrat party and anyone who votes ofr one of them at any level is a FOOL!

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To me that seems like some "food for thought" for the crowd breathlessly spouting "It's going to collapse under its own weight!" to consider....

Personally I see them continuing to pump billions of dollars into this thing for as long as they need it as a mechanism to keep destroying the overall economy, ruining the health care industry and infrastructure, and forcing people to become more subject to the control grid.  After that, maybe they'll push it aside as everyone starts to clamor for "single payer."  I could be wrong, but I just don't see it, nor these monsters, going quietly into the night....

They are monsters, and they have been around forever. They are zealous, and tenacious. They will never give up, they will never stop.

If this latest ploy works, and I strongly suspect it will, then the American people deserve what they get. It's just a shame those of us who see what's going on, and object to it, will be collateral damage.

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They are monsters, and they have been around forever. They are zealous, and tenacious. They will never give up, they will never stop.

If this latest ploy works, and I strongly suspect it will, then the American people deserve what they get. It's just a shame those of us who see what's going on, and object to it, will be collateral damage.

I couldn't agree more..... sadly....

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To me that seems like some "food for thought" for the crowd breathlessly spouting "It's going to collapse under its own weight!" to consider....

Personally I see them continuing to pump billions of dollars into this thing for as long as they need it as a mechanism to keep destroying the overall economy, ruining the health care industry and infrastructure, and forcing people to become more subject to the control grid.  After that, maybe they'll push it aside as everyone starts to clamor for "single payer."  I could be wrong, but I just don't see it, nor these monsters, going quietly into the night....

I agree completely.  Obama will never admit defeat nor will his dwindling band of supporters, and they will try to push this to the very bitter end.  But while nobody is certain yet what the long term impacts are going to be, a lot of Democrats are reading the teal leaves and see nothing but doom in their future.  There are so many of them that have made multiple videos supporting Obamacare and repeating the lies about keeping coverage, doctors, and saving people $2500 on premiums, there is an almost unlimited supply of ready made campaign videos for anyone seeking to defeat a Dhimmie in 2014. 

But keep in mind that if the Republicans should take back the Senate in 2014, after Harry Reid's little stunt yesterday, it will take only 51 votes to kill Obamacare.  And the Republicans can easily change the rules to make a veto over-ride a simple majority too.


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But keep in mind that if the Republicans should take back the Senate in 2014, after Harry Reid's little stunt yesterday, it will take only 51 votes to kill Obamacare.  And the Republicans can easily change the rules to make a veto over-ride a simple majority too.

BZZZZZ!!! Incorrect! The procedure for overriding a presidential veto is laid out in Article 1 section7 of the Constitution and not the rules of either house!

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They are so sneaky picking Nov 22nd to release this knowing most news today is focused on JFK...

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This means even more uncertainty in the economy and for businesses in their planning.


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