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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.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Wonder why they'd do that? Oh, yeah. Right. They're slimeballs. Prior to this latest one month illegal delay, the Obamacare poop would have hit the fan two weeks BEFORE the 2014 election, now it will hit two weeks AFTER the 2014 election. I guess they're counting on U.S. voters to be so stupid that this will matter.

Of course, they may be correct! We'll just have to wait and see, thought I personally think that given the trend, obamacare will have completely imploded well before then. I doubt this little delay will do them much good when hundreds (maybe thousands) of extremely ill people who had their insurance cancelled by obamacare regulations and were unable to obtain and/or afford a new obamacare policy start to DIE after January 1, 2014 because they can no longer obtain health care. Obama and the Democrats are going to have blood on their hands if they persist in trying to implement their totally unworkable legislation.
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There will probably be 100 million cancelled policies next year, for those who are covered under a company sponsored group plan that doesn't provide all the necessary coverage required by PPACA. That also doesn't count the many more millions who work for a company that just cannot afford the 2015 rates, and will throw their employees into the exchanges. All those folks will need to shop for new insurance plans in the fall of 2014.

So the Sun King is going to order the USPS to not deliver any insurance cancellation notices until after November 4. I can just hear the excuses now: the truck with all that mail got a flat tire, a friend came in from out of town, there was a flood, hurricane, locusts! It wasn't my fault!
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Really, is this actually surprising to anyone?
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