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WSJ: Obama Repeals Obamacare

WSJ: Obama Repeals Obamacare

Under pressure from Senate Democrats, the President partly suspends the individual mandate.

Dec. 20, 2013 6:41 p.m. ET

It seems Nancy Pelosi was wrong when she said "we have to pass" ObamaCare to "find out what's in it." No one may ever know because the White House keeps treating the Affordable Care Act's text as a mere suggestion subject to day-to-day revision. Its latest political retrofit is the most brazen: President Obama is partly suspending the individual mandate.

The White House argued at the Supreme Court that the insurance-purchase mandate was not only constitutional but essential to the law's success, while refusing Republican demands to delay or repeal it. But late on Thursday, with only four days to go before the December enrollment deadline, the Health and Human Services Department decreed that millions of Americans are suddenly exempt.

Individuals whose health plans were canceled will now automatically qualify for a "hardship exemption" from the mandate. If they can't or don't sign up for a new plan, they don't have to pay the tax. They can also get a special category of ObamaCare insurance designed for people under age 30.

So merry Christmas. If ObamaCare's benefit and income redistribution requirements made your old, cheaper, better health plan illegal, you now have the option of going without coverage without the government taking your money as punishment. You can also claim the tautological consolation of an ObamaCare hardship exemption due to ObamaCare itself.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230436720...

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You literally couldn't

make this stuff up...


Now it is starting to become embarrassing.

A titanic disaster of biblical proportions...and we haven't even gotten to the 100 million or so that have insurance through their employers...they are next!


so..... here is a clarification snipet from this article

HHS is agreeing with the Senators that exemptions should cover "an individual whose 2013 plan was canceled and considers their new premium unaffordable." In her reply letter, Mrs. Sebelius also observes that some people "are having difficulty finding an acceptable replacement." She means the new plans are overpriced.

This administration and

Majority Senate are a joke. How can people take these clowns seriously?