Obamacare Enrollment Deadline For Pre-Existing Conditions Pushed Back

From Jan. 31 to Mar. 15


The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it was delaying the deadline for people with pre-existing conditions to enroll in ObamaCare.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Tuesday that it was moving the deadline to March 15 from January 31, the originally scheduled end of the enrollment period. 

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  1. If someone had a pre-existing condition, and didn’t already have health insurance, why would they want to wait as long as possible to sign up?

    I’m confused as to why the administration thinks it is necessary to extend the deadline for people who are supposed to be the primary beneficiaries of the law. These people should have been signing up on day 1.

    My guess is that the law’s supporters have vastly overestimated the number of peole who couldn’t get insurance due to pre-existing conditions. And are discovering that there are very, very, few new enrollments via the exchanges.

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