The PJ Tatler

Who's Up for Yet Another Obamacare Delay?

The fierce urgency of now loses out to the fierce desire for political convenience. The Obama administration is considering delaying yet another chunk of Obamacare.

The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president’s decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, industry and government officials said Thursday.

Avalere Health CEO Dan Mendelson said Thursday that the administration may let policyholders keep that coverage for as long as an additional three years, stressing that no decision has been made. Policymakers are waiting to see what rate hikes health insurers plan for the insurance exchanges that are key to the overhaul’s coverage expansions.

An additional three years…that gets us past 2016. The next presidential election.

I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.