The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it was again extending the ObamaCare enrollment deadline for people with pre-existing conditions.
The administration said it will extend the Pre-Existing Conditions Insurance Plan (PCIP), slated to end January 31, until March 15.
“As part of our continuing effort to help smooth consumers’ transition into Marketplace coverage, we are allowing those covered by PCIP additional time to shop for new coverage while they receive the ongoing care and treatment they need,” Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a statement.
A continuing effort to smooth the transition? Such happy talk, and all nonsense.
The deadline was originally at the end of December, but last month the administration pushed it back through January because of the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov website.
Now it’s March 15. As that approaches, there’ll be another delay. This stuff doesn’t happen with successful programs. Out in Oregon, meanwhile, they’re readying the champagne for when their hit the milestone of their first enrollee. Party time!