(Full Title): Feds give 2-year grace period for non-Obamacare plans [and a special, illegal exemption for unions(snip)
The Obama administration will let people with health insurance plans that don't comply with Affordable Care Act standards keep them through October 2017 if their states allow it, officials said Wednesday in announcing a series of final Obamacare rules. Feds give 2-year grace period for non-Obamacare plans
New rules also simplified the paperwork that larger employers will have to file when the the mandate obliging them to offer affordable health insurance to workers begins next year.
And the rules gave a financial break to the types of self-insured health plans run by many unions, excluding them for two years from the $63-per-capita "reinsurance contribution" assessed for each enrollee.
Under the new rule, people who maintain those plans, and who renew them as late as Oct. 1, 2016, will be able to keep them until as late as 2017. The administration Wednesday emphasized that the extension now includes people in the small-group market, whose employers will start becoming subject to Obamacare's mandates in 2015. The administration said it would be up to individual states to allow the extension, and whether to include both individuals and small group members in the waiver or just one category.
The following was an interesting comment (one of many) from the NBC
Educated, informed, intelligent Americans know that the ignorant, arrogant, 3rd world leftist in the White House has a long history of lying, especially when it comes to ObamaCare!!
► “I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”
► “I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year.”
► “I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills.”
► “I will remove earmarks for PORK projects before I sign any bill.”
► “I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year.”
► "I will bring ALL of our troops home within ONE year."
► "I will go line-item by line-item through the budget to eliminate wasteful spending."
► “I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see who is at the table!”.
► “I’ll have no lobbyists in my administration."
► "I'll close Guantanamo."
► "I'll resign if I don't cut the deficit in half by the end of four years."