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Federal officials seek more time
for people to enroll in health care

Washington Post, by Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/20/2013 10:46:50 PM

President Obama expressed confidence Friday that “a couple million” Americans will have new health coverage as of New Year’s Day. But behind the scenes, federal health officials have been pressing the insurance industry to give people more time to sign up. According to insurance industry executives, federal officials have been asking health plans to provide insurance starting Jan. 1 even for customers who sign up after a looming deadline on Monday. While some plans have agreed, many are rebuffing the request because they cannot logistically accommodate it or out of frustration with a series of late-breaking rule changes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/20/2013 11:00:24 PM     (No. 9662417)

Every day that passes without the insurance companies issuing a giant king´s X is further proof that they were collaborators in this abomination from the beginning.

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/28/2014 11:29:52 PM     Post Reply
How does one critique a speech like tonight’s? It’s like trying to find rational structure in cotton candy. Poke it too much and it’ll just get all over you and make a big mess. Obama is like an actor stepping into a role that is larger than himself – a Brendan Fraser trying to take on a John Wayne role. He looks the part, he sounds the part, but the gravitas just isn’t there. President Barack Obama spent more than an hour sweeping between a laundry list of proposals, anecdotes to hide his failures, and what can only be called

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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/28/2014 11:20:38 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Dreadnought- 1/28/2014 11:19:22 PM     Post Reply
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