Americans whose health-insurance policies are being canceled because they don’t comply with Obamacare requirements will be exempt from the law’s mandate that they carry insurance, under a policy change the Obama administration announced late today.
The change, which administration officials said will affect fewer than 500,000 people, comes days before a Dec. 23 deadline for people to buy new coverage effective Jan. 1. People losing coverage also will be eligible to buy high-deductible “catastrophic” plans that the law normally limits to those under age 30.
The White House is flailing, unilaterally suspending vital chunks of its own law just 11 days before the mandate kicks in.
This is lawlessness of the pettiest and most panicky kind.