Here’s a shocker. That March 31 deadline for signing up for Obamacare has been pushed back. The Washington Post is reporting Tuesday night that customers who have begun to apply on HealthCare.gov will have until mid-April to check a box and request more time.
Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.
Get this: the administration is concerned millions won’t be able to get through in the last-minute mad rush for health insurance.
Administration officials said the accommodation is an attempt to prepare for a possible surge of people trying to sign up in the final days before the deadline. Such a flood could leave some people unable to get through the system.
The final days before the deadline? You mean the deadline that isn’t a deadline anymore?
Let’s get serious about this “deadline” business.