For What It’s Worth

Personally I don’t think it will make much of a difference, but for what it’s worth the Obama administration has granted an extension until March 31 to sign up for health insurance without facing a penalty.

The previous deadline was mid-February.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law. [...]

Under the latest policy change, people who sign up by the end of open enrollment season on March 31 will not face a penalty. That means procrastinators get a grace period.

By the time this actually takes effect, “glitches” and other memes will have long since been forgotten.

In the mean time this should silence at least a handful of people who’ve set their hair on fire, right?

Who am I kidding?


  • trgahan

    I was actually thinking to myself this morning while watching yet another dog pile on report about the ACA website that after Rev. Wright, Fast and Furious, the Birth Certificate, DRONE STRIKES!, Benghazi, NSA, etc. Obama’s opposition appears to have finally gotten something on him the public is responding to…a poorly designed website.

    It is proving to actually have traction and definitely made everyone already forget the Republican’s intentional attempt to crash the world economy in order to make us all bow.

    • Vipsanius

      But, at the end of the day, this ‘scandal’ will not last long either.
      When the website is fixed and working well, no one in the media will say one word about that.

      • D_C_Wilson

        By then, the media will have moved on to the next new shiny.

        Such as the republican shutdown in January.