“Here we go: HHS announces that insurers can keep extending un-canceled health plans — until October 2016,” Allahpundit writes at Hot Air:
Here’s the new ObamaCare “fix” that The Hill promised a few days ago — although, unless I missed something, no one knew how far the new extension would reach until now. As Ed noted earlier, this is pure politics: Originally, King Barack’s generous allowance for insurers who wanted to resurrect plans canceled under the new ObamaCare rules was set to expire on January 1st of next year. Problem is, that would have required sending out new cancellation notices months earlier, which would have blown up in Democrats’ faces right before the midterms. Today’s fix is designed to deal with that problem by punting the deadline to purge un-canceled plans alllllll the way to October 2016, a month before we choose the next president.
Your problem now, Hillary.
“And if you think he’s not going to figure out that, hey, October 2016 is just before an important election and then delay it until May 2017,” Ace adds, “then let Rob Halford disabuse you of that mistaken belief.”
In other Obamacare news, Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert are goofing on those who’ve lost their policies and their doctors. It’s yet another reminder of John Nolte’s observation last year on how what’s called “liberalism” increasingly involves overt attacks on the innocent and the less-well-off, on behalf of the wealthy and powerful.