Obama Admin Delays Next Year’s Enrollment Period Until After the 2014 Midterms
November 22, 2013 - 6:37 am
Well, this is cynical. The Obama administration chooses the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination — a day when politics will take a back seat to commemorations — to let the news out that it’s illegally delaying another part of its disastrous law.
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.