Obamacare's Newest Delay and GOP's Slumber
Yes, it appears that President Obama is gearing up to twist Obamacare like Gumby yet again.
Fox News reports:
The latest delay, expected to be announced as early as next week, would allow insurers to continue selling insurance plans that would otherwise be banned under the law. Fox News has confirmed the extension, first reported by The Hill.
It is unclear how long the extension will be, though one unidentified source told the Hill it could last to the end of Obama's second term, and possibly beyond.
The extension would ease pressure on Democratic candidates in the midterm elections by avoiding another wave of health policy cancellations expected this fall.
Perfect timing, no?
Recall that Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act in November to try to salvage her reelection potential. She declared that, "When we passed the Affordable Care Act, we did so with the intention that if you liked your health plan, you could keep it. A promise was made and this legislation will ensure that this promise is kept. For many consumers, plans in the Marketplaces may offer superior coverage at a good value that saves them money. But people should be able to keep their plans if they want to."
I like to call it the Please Re-elect Me in Spite of Obamacare's Massive Deceit Act.
Reminder to Republicans--You don't win on this issue until you deprive the Left of the "Republicans have no clear alternative" talking point. I have no idea what you're waiting for, but I promise you that the lack of a concise, specific, user-friendly, agreed-upon Obamacare alternative will hurt you big time come 2016.
Wake up, GOP. Yet again.
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