In Surprise Development, White House Extends ObamaCare Signup Deadline

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 at 7:30 am

Surprising only to really stupid people.

The Obama administration will extend the March 31 open enrollment deadline for people who say they tried to sign-up for coverage on the new healthcare exchanges but failed to complete the process on time.

“Open enrollment ends March 31,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters told The Hill in an email Tuesday evening. “We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment – either online or over the phone.”

Those that try to sign up, but miss the March 31 deadline, can appeal for an extension that will allow them to complete the enrollment process into mid-April.

The Washington Post first reported the planned rule change, which federal officials will announce on Wednesday.

The administration did something similar at the end of 2013, when a flood of consumers sought last-minute coverage for the New Year. Back then, the website’s functionality was still in question, and there were fears that might not be able to accommodate the surge in traffic.

Two weeks ago lying liar Kathleen Sebelius categorically declared there would be no delay, which nobody believed at the time, for good reason.

Testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee, Ms. Sebelius said categorically that the administration would not delay the “individual mandate,” under which most Americans must have insurance or pay a tax penalty. In addition, she said that officials would not extend the six-month open enrollment period, scheduled to end on March 31.

It’s like she drew an imaginary red line or something. Meanwhile, speaking of stupid people, the hapless White House spin kids were out in force Tuesday night haplessly flailing away:

Yes, moving immovable deadlines is OK, questioning that is not a good look or something.


2 Responses to “In Surprise Development, White House Extends ObamaCare Signup Deadline”

  1. Trotsky's Icepick on 26/26/14 at 4:22 pm

    Comrades ACORN felon err I mean navigators are hard at work to get all true believers signed up for castrocare. Yes we can!

  2. VoteOutIncumbents on 27/27/14 at 2:20 pm

    Two weeks ago top Obama aids went on national television Sunday talk shows and denied there was any possibility that this would occur.

    That’s when I knew that it was certain.

    These people lie about everything.