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Obamacare Delayed from October to November

Nov 23 2013, 4:07am CST | by , in News | Misc

Obamacare Delayed from October to November

Pushing back the 2014 start date set for Obamacare 2015 enrollment from October 15 to November 15 may be a ploy or just a coincidence. Whatever the case, the crucial 2015 Obamacare enrollment timing has been delayed and that cannot be changed.

The White House spokesperson, Jay Carney rebuffed any allegations that the midterm elections were the main reason behind the postponement of Obamacare enrollment. But the Republicans are saying otherwise. They see a pattern emerging here. And that is one that benefits the Obama administration. 

According to Carney, the change is merely there to lend insurance makers a chance to gauge the health benefit receivers. However, many Republicans are not convinced. They say that changes ought to be made before election time instead of after it. The loads of health care beneficiaries will arrive in even greater numbers thanks to this move. 

One thing which is for sure is that the youth will most likely not enroll in as great numbers as the old. Up until now only 26,794 people have enrolled online. And these are in the 36 states that have employed the Obamacare website. The numbers so far have painted a very depressing picture. Given some time things may pick up speed but for now they are in the doldrums. 

The health insurance policy by the first Black American President in the White House is apparently not all it was made out to be. The delay in plans is supposed to allow people to gauge the situation well. Meanwhile, aside from the snide remarks by Republicans, President Obama’s popularity ratings have gone down thanks to the blunders he has made in his health care policy. 

Source: CNN


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