The first paragraph should have read: In a major concession to the 2014 MID-TERM
ELECTION, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year
The first paragraph says the delay will be until 2105??That's a
lot more than a year?? Is that an AP typo or a DN typo??I'm
sure the Conservatives would really like to have a delay until 2105.
Exactly right Steve! The anointed one finally admits what a jobs killer his
policies really are, is what this article is all about. Hopefully its not a case
of to little to late!
So did a certain current president and former speaker finally read the bill?
You can't fix stupid not even with duct tape.
This delay is not about giving businesses more time to understand or implement
the complexities of Obamacare. Since when has Obama cared at all about
business, unless that business is donating to his campaign?Clearly
this delay is meant to help Senate & House Democrats who voted for Obamacare
and are now taking it on the chin in their reelection efforts.
Zac, that's right, remember we had to pass it to find out what was in it!
It's for next years election. Millions of people cut to 29 hours would of
sunk the Democrats.
Like No Child Left Behind, an absolute failure, Obama Care is suffering the same
fate. No Democratic or Republican senator wants to even mention the absolute
failure of NCLB. Democrats are running scared and this was done only for
Political purposes, not out of patience or anything else offered up by Obama.
So much for 'doing what's right'. End Welfare, End Dept. of
Education, End unconstitutional government! I am not a Tea party member.
I'm an American that believes in Liberty! End the delusion that government
can fix any problem, and take care of everything! Obamacare must be repealed
and States' rights given its constitutional place! It's really that
Once again the current office pulls a brilliant move in politics. this will
probably prevent voters from voting against democrats in the coming elections,
and give them that much longer to spin us a web of lies on how great Obamacare
will be before it tanks the country.
Still trying to be unaccountable Mr. President? Like Benghazi, fast and furious,
AP debacles, IRS scandals, the sequester lies, NSA and now this? Show every
Democrat who forced this train wreck upon us the door in 2014!
Clinton and Obama had these grand visions for health care. Grand visions fall
flat. They have way too much confidence (arrogance?) in their ability to juggle
complicated things.Perhaps the way to do it is to start out small.
Maybe give everyone free immunizations. See how that works. Then increase it
if everyone is happy with how it is being run.
Desperate people do desperate things. Now the administration is learning the
unintended consequences of poorly crafted legislation, not the least of which is
its effect on elections. If the ACA act is good in 2015, it is good in 2013.
Putting implementation off for one year is being done solely for the purposes of
electioneering. Politics triumphs over principle. So much for the sanctimonious
but shallow high mindedness of health care reformers.
bungalowOK here is a GOP'er giving you some ideas that might
work. I hope you will stipulate that Obamas policies have not worked. First,
tax cuts for businesses help create jobs. Defense spending employs a lot of
people, and these are the people who have taken the time to get educations and
qualified themselves to do something. Not the lazy sit on their behind and
collect food stamp low information voter that elected Obama. No Republican is
advocating eliminating SS or Medicare. Red herring point by you. How much more
divided can a country get when not one Republican voted for Obamacare, and still
Pelosi and Reid rammed it through, against public opinion. I'm afraid the
division in this country comes from your side, not ours.
Seems like the only motivation driving this administration is that of preserving
Democrat politicians' careers. How many election-changing revelations or
implementations have now been put off until after an election, in order to
bolster Democrat political position?IRS, AP, Fast and Furious, and
AHCA, all delayed in one way or another to aid in Democrat (re)election bids.When did the USA become Chicago? Oh yeah, when BO got elected the first
bungalow,how is BO's trickle-up poverty working for you?rather than give it a chance and see how it works...OK,
let's prescribe arsenic, lead, and cyanide for our patient and see how it
works. That is what BO and the dems have done.GOPers never put forth
any ideas?Too Much MSNBC for you! your lack of valid information is
RE: Happy2bhere I'm proud of you for making the effort,
but you are wasting your breath. This guy, and his mind-numbed leftist buddies
will be asking the same question next week and the week after....! Just like
they have through 4 years of this whole process, as though they have never heard
or been taught any of these principles before!
Not to worry...Not all is lost...Frank Luntz, Republican
Goebbels Award Winner, will come up with a new messaging strategy to whip up the
Republican base for 2014...BTW...Corporations and/or
private companies who have used the ACA as an excuse to cut benefits for
employees as well as pare down the number of employees and/or employee work
hours, will now use what excuse to defend their behavior?
To "There You Go Again" since you are an Obama supporter, can you
explain why Obama had to delay implementation if it is to be so beneficial and
wonderful? Remember, it was sold to us with the promise that there really
wouldn't be any changes, and that was several years ago. The excuse that
he is using is a lie simply because businesses have had years to plan for this
and implement it. What do you think the real reason is for Obama allowing this
portion to be implemented?
"Trouble is....you GOP'ers NEVER suggest what you would do if you were
in power."That's what you believe because you listen to the
liberal media. The truth is that the GOP has given their answers, but it's
much more favorable for the Democrats if the media and Obama pretended the GOP
didn't have a plan than it would be to actually report the GOP's
plan.I know, it must be hard to hear that the Democrats would lie to
you, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a lot more coming
that you don't about.
@There You Go AgainCorporations will probably use the same excuse as
always. They are in business to provide a product or service, which they can
produce or deliver at the lowest cost for the level of quality their owners deem
acceptable. I suppose you think they should be in business just to provide
people with benefit-laden jobs, whether they make a profit of not, even if
government regulations put them out of business. That's called socialism
or communism. Apparently we're moving in that direction, which,
historically speaking, does not bode well for corporations, or the people they
employ.But I'm sure George Soros will come up with a new
messaging strategy to whip up the Democratic base for 2014...
"Obama administration delays major requirement of health law"Oh ho!!! Now we can now see clearly how Obama will most likely handle the
immigration bill if/when it becomes law. He will ignore the requirements of the
law for political expediency. He will reduce the time requirement for illegal
immigrants to become citizens to a year or two. He will put illegals on the
government dole (social security, medicare, medicaid, food stamps, etc., right
off the bat... and a myriad of other things. Obama has already illegally given
amnesty to thousands called 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.'
The guy is acting like an autocrat.
I don't understand this whole thing. This delay will help small businesses
not to have required coverage for another year. Can anyone give me suggestions
about this wonderful Health Care package. My daughter is going to school,
working part time -- therefore she isn't insured through her work. She has
gone to the doctor maybe once in 5 or more years for a bad sprain she thought
was a break, which she paid for, for a total of approximately $250. Now
she's panicking because she's required to carry insurance or be fined.
I think the cheapest she's found so far is $126 a month (which she
doesn't have) and has a $1250 per year deductible - and that's before
they will pay anything, and still a 20% co-payment if deductible is met. Any
suggestions for people like her. So much for this Healthcare Plan helping the
poor. Do we not understand it?
So isn't the details of Obamacare part of the law? How can
Obama change dates, change requirements, and basically do whatever he wants? Is
this another example of Obama disregarding the laws that are on the books and
doing whatever he wants? I don't like Obamacare and would love
to have it replaced. But why is Obama changing the requirements? Rather than
delay the start date, just throw the law out and replace it with something that
is actually bipartisan and good for the country.
Re:atthoughtHow old is your daughter? She can continue to be
covered on your or her father's insurance until she is 26 yrs old.If she is older than 26, she may qualify for a subsidy once Obamcare becomes
fully implemented.I don't know what is going on in UT, except
they are one of the states which is not setting up its own insurance
exchanges. If she lived in CA, was 29yrs old and made $12,000/yr she
would qualify for Medi-Cal, (Medicaid). CA has an on-line calculator for
Californians to calculate premiums and see the various levels of insurance
coverage. Perhaps she should contact UT Medicaid office.She could also check with the school she is attending and see if they have
@athought:"I don't understand this whole thing."You have to pass it before you know what's in it... according to Nancy
Peloci, then you have to read it... which most if not all of congress did not
do."Can anyone give me suggestions about this wonderful Health
Care package."Hope for good luck with her health until she gets
employment that provides health insurance benefits. And if she does have
problems have her do what the illegal immigrants do, go to the hospital for
service and tell them you're poor. It should work. Keep a fairly sad face
through it all.
@David:"How can Obama change dates, change requirements, and basically
do whatever he wants?Question: Where does an elephant sit...Answer: anywhere he pleases.Does this help explain why
Obama can change anything he wants? There's no one to stop him. We
can't count on the Attorney General, Eric Holder, the guy charged with
enforcing the law of the land, since they're buddy-buddies. And the
Senate... Obama has the Senate in his back pocket. They won't budge to do
anything to make him follow the law.Let's look a little
further... Obama thumbs his nose at the immigration laws as well. He refuses to
enforce the laws currently on the books which includes arresting and deporting
illegals and enforcing employers to use E-Verify. Furthermore, he has given a
two-year amnesty to millions of so-called 'Deferred Action Childhood
Arrivals' with extensions available when the two years are up. None if
this is legal and lawful. Yet he gets away with it. The guy is acting like an
autocrat with unlimited powers to do as he wishes.
@Truthseeker & Miss Piggy - thanks for your feedback. She is a single mom
-- could go on Medicaid and qualifies for it, but took her several years to get
totally rid of her no good ex -- with a little friendly persuasion from local
police saying they would arrest him if he continued to harass her. He had his
parental rights taken away, but was still ordered to pay child support which he
doesn't -- so she doesn't want the ORS to collect and let him know
where she lives, but that is one requirement for Medicaid -- so again stuck
between a rock and hard spot. Courts won't amend divorce decree saying he
doesn't have to pay, so it's also counted against her for school
loans, grants, etc. As far as school, they do offer insurance, again very high
deductible, little coverage, and almost $100 a month premiums. Love this
administration and the help they give struggling students trying to better
themselves. I guess she could quit working, quit school, and be a burden on
society, which she doesn't want. She wants to be independent, and is
counting on schooling to get her there.