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Insurers extend deadline for Americans to
pay first month´s Obamacare premiums

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:grace52, 12/18/2013 2:41:07 PM

Insurers have agreed to extend the deadline for individuals to pay for insurance policies they choose through President Obama´s health care program, industry group America´s Health Insurance Plans announced Wednesday, about a week after the Department of Health and Human Services "strongly encouraged" it to do so. As a result of the change, individuals who pick plans by Dec. 23 will be considered covered as of Jan. 1 as long as they pay their first month's premiums by Jan. 10. Previously, payment had been required by Dec. 31.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/18/2013 2:49:18 PM     (No. 9659012)

"I´ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today".

J. Wellington Wimpy

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/18/2013 2:49:56 PM     (No. 9659013)

"strongly encouraged".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/18/2013 2:56:16 PM     (No. 9659021)

...from my cold dead wallet.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/18/2013 3:06:37 PM     (No. 9659034)

Smilingly awaiting the stats after January 10. Of course, the Gaddafi Line of Death rule will probably apply.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 12/18/2013 3:26:08 PM     (No. 9659060)

Schedule that hip replacement, or both, for Jan 2 and when Jan 10 comes... sorry, I was covered!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grayjay, 12/18/2013 3:32:46 PM     (No. 9659066)

All of these new rules that they are making on the fly are going to result in absolute chaos. How is a doctor´s office or hospital supposed to know if a person has insurance, when they haven´t yet paid their premium?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shalimar, 12/18/2013 3:50:13 PM     (No. 9659089)

The number of paid sign-ups must be pathetic for insurers to do this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 12/18/2013 4:10:50 PM     (No. 9659104)

The lady who runs the admissions office of our local hospital says that obamacare isn´t even getting off the ground here. NOBODY in a town of 15,000 has signed up. It´s dying folks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 12/18/2013 4:40:09 PM     (No. 9659136)

the extra ten days will make no difference. Sticker shock is bad enough on a web site but once you sit down and write out that first $500 check and realize you have to write one every month for the rest of your life, well, that´s when it gets real.

And what happens when Insurance "covers" a bill for someone who defaults on their premium?

Lawyers happen. In the end that´s all this bill will become. Just another taxpayer funded Lawyer enrichment program

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 12/18/2013 5:43:03 PM     (No. 9659204)

The insurers deserve every bit of the losses they will incur for sucking up to Obama.

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