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The number of “features” in ObamaCare which keep getting delayed is turning out to be a fairly lengthy list with nearly one-third of the law being pushed back. Add another one in the form of caps on out-of-pocket costs to the care recipient.

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Report from Forbes:

First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead. Now comes word that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year.

According to the Congressional Research Service, as of November 2011, the Obama administration had missed as many as one-third of the deadlines, specified by law, under the Affordable Care Act.Here are the details on the latest one.

Obamacare contains a blizzard of mandates and regulations that will make health insurance more costly. One of the most significant is its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs, such as co-pays and deductibles. Section 2707(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by Obamacare, requires that “a group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may not establish lifetime limits on the dollar value of benefits for the any participant or beneficiary.” Annual limits on cost-sharing are specified by Section 1302(c) of the Affordable Care Act; in addition, starting in 2014, deductibles are limited to $2,000 per year for individual plans, and $4,000 per year for family plans.

So, what of it? Does this spell disaster for Democrats hoping to run in 2014 on the Affordable Care Act? Does this help Republicans in their cause to repeal the law?

17 COMMENTS

  1. How to stop the insanity that is ObamaCare — simple, IMPEACH Obama!

    Reasons to IMPEACH OBAMA — the abomination that has usurped OUR White House!

    Make this 15 minute video VIRAL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfB7xihoqVo

    Reasons to IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!

    1) Lil’ Hussein PERJURED itself when taking the Oath of Office — to defend the US Constitution. It has done nothing else, but trying to DESTROY the US Constitution instead, since day one! And keeps on ticking in this zeal!

    2) Lil’ Hussein said it would veto NADA — if Congress wanted the power to whisk away any American citizen/s to secret military locations without DUE PROCESS and LEGAL REPRESENTATION only on the POSSIBLE (not verified) suspicion they may be connected to “some possible” terrorist activities.

    NOT ONLY DID Lil’ Hussein LIE, but SIGN IT INTO LAW — AND after a lawsuit was WON in a Federal Court by journalists that deemed it UNCONSTITUTIONAL, it — Lil’ Hussein — sicked its lawyers to have that Federal Judge’s ruling stayed! So, till this day — ANY AND ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS CAN DISAPPEAR, on mere suspicion (never to be heard of again) courtesy of Constitutional Breaker… Lil’ Hussein Barack Obama!

    3) Lil’ Hussein PLEDGED transparency in Government, and NO Spying on US Citizens — guess what, it LIED! Breaking a Verbal Contact — one’s word given to the American people — is the same as CHEATING UNDER OATH! And that’s all Lil’ Hussein DID, HAS AND KEEPS ON DOING!
    Now that PRISM and all the NSA Spying on ALL US Citizens has been exposed — what does it do? NOTHING, but lie again, and have its shills like Eric Holden and NSA’s anti-American General LIE on its behalf to cover its tracks!

    4) Lil’ Hussein: Can anyone tell us what is its real name: Barry Sotero, Slick MacCheat, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Destructor of USA — since no-one seems to know where it was born, and what is it exact REAL NAME. It had a FAKE Birth Certificate posted on line — and afterwards total secrecy!

    SHOW US YOUR REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE — Lil’ Hussein — AFTER ALL, we all need to show ours to get a drivers license, let alone run for President….!!!!

    5) Lil’ Hussein — why are your scholastic records sealed in whatever University you claim to have attended (I have to disclose mine to get a job, WHAT MAKES YOU EXEMPT NOT TO DISCLOSE YOURS — what are you hiding from us… ashamed to show us your grades and the ACTUAL courses you’ve supposedly taken)?!

    6) Lil’ Hussein — if your were born in Hawaii, how come you have a Connecticut Social Security Number (when you’ve never been a resident there, ever)!?

    7) Lil’ Hussein — why won’t you disclose your Actual US Passport, showing where you were born, and you’ve been since acquiring one (I have to show mine every time I travel abroad, but you seem to be ABOVE THE LAW, and have never allowed anyone to show your world travels EVER — what are you hiding)!

    ——————————————————————————————–

    Time to IMPEACH this wannabe Dictator — Lil’ Hussein.

    It’s our Nation to lose if we don’t act to impeach this anti-American NOW!

    • Goethe Behr — another illogical post by you.

      LOL — did you miss the heading, kid?

      “How to stop the insanity that is ObamaCare — simple, IMPEACH Obama!”

  2. The Affordable Care Act(Obamacare)has become an ideological obcession with Congress. The Republican/Tea Party members have voted to repeal the Act forty times and came up short each time. The present administration lifted the requirement on mid-sized and large businesses to provide coverage to full-time workers until Jan 2014. This mandate, and the cap on costs, were both delayed for one year, in a move officials claimed was meant to give businesses more time to prepare. Anyone who has been covered by insurance certainly knows about deductibles,copays and the surprise of out of pocket costs that vary as to the doctor or service you received regardless of which insurance company (or Obamacare)you may have. The only people insured for life without copays, deductibles, and no out of pocket costs are all Congressman and their Aides. This law was redone about two weeks ago when Congress voted to exempt themselves, and their aides,from Obamacare. The taxpayer gets to pay for all this self generosity.

  3. The Obama-Care Regime is oppressive to the citizenry. The HHS birth control mandate, individual mandate, and employer mandate violate the constitutional right to privacy and religious. Obama-Care is corporate-oriented statism and socialized medicine. The right to refuse amendment would nullify the mandate to purchase health insurance. The right to refuse amendment introduced by MS Congressman Steven Palazzo of the Fourth Congressional District and FL Senator Marco A. Rubio, Junior proposed to amend the federal constitution reads that “‘Congress shall make no law that imposes a tax on a failure to purchase goods or services.” This prohibition if ratified as an amendment added to the federal constitution then would prohibit laws imposing a tax on the failure to acquire goods or services. The repeal amendment proposed by UT Congressman Rob Bishop of the First Congressional District would allows the states for to ensure that “Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”

  4. Before the Right to Refuse amendment you write about can be ratified a joint resolutions has to pass Congress and then to the states for another passage. If three-fourths of the states approve the amendment it will be added to the Constitution. The HHS rule, or mandate on birth control, exempts churches but applies to other religious employers. On Feb. 10, an accommodation for religious employers was entered stating they would not have to cover birth control, but that insurance companies would provide free birth control, including “morning after” pills. Since Americans come in all colors, come in a multitude of religious beliefs, including atheists, whose constitutional right is being violated.

    • Tess Trueheart — your last sentence is a poor sophism. Thus negating any of your other Obama spiel preceding it.

      Still shilling for Obama dollars? Enjoy your 30 pieces of silver you get paid to post your perfidy. How does it feel to be A PAID GOVERNMENT SHILL to post what your boss wants, and what is TOTALLY AGAINST ALL AMERICANS!

      No remorse…?

  5. From Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Sophists
    First published Fri Sep 30, 2011
    The Greek word sophist?s, formed from the noun sophia, ‘wisdom’ or ‘learning’, has the general sense ‘one who exercises wisdom or learning’. As sophia could designate specific types of expertise as well as general sagacity in the conduct of life and the higher kinds of insight associated with seers and poets, the word originally meant ‘sage’ or ‘expert’.

    Happy trolling….

    • Tess Trueheart — again, just GOOGLEING stuff you know nothing about, and citing it as true, makes you look the fool, once more.

      Sophism is the art of circumlocution that tries (but fails) to prove a point against all Logic.

      You really need to spend some years studying, before you come back and try your hand at this….

  6. And you, Surfisher, are without any logical reasoning skills, grammatical skills, or humor. Blowing in the wind and being a parrot for Ron Paul (regardless if he is right or wrong) is a sad reference.

  7. I cannot fathom where you studied…possibly self taught, or you would know the true story of the Sophist. No complete writings survive from any of the early Sophists. English historian George Grote maintains that the Sophists were paid teachers qualifying young men to think, speak, and act with credit to themselves as citizens. The practice of charging money for education and providing wisdom only to those who could pay led to the condemnations made by Socrates. Plato, without substance, made the Sophist villians in his Dialogues. Lest we forget, Socrates was condemned to death for being a Sophist. Anyone who questions our current political systems, criminal justice systems, educational systems, the position of a defense lawyer, or just wants to know ‘why’ has an underlying touch of Sophism.

    • Tess Trueheart — at least you are learning new words…if nothing else.

      Keep Googleing, that’s what sciolists like you do.

    • Tess Trueheart — even as a pedant you fail.

      *Google* is a Company name (not a verb), therefore, the proper term is googeling, when searching their site for “knowledge”.

      Again, you are naught but a sciolist…and a paid Obama shill — enjoy your 30 silver shekels…(here is a new word for you)….

  8. Wrong again, Surfisher. Google as the company name for a search engine
    is a noun. If you are googling, it is a verb. Meaning that you are googling for information on different websites, not just the company Google. Go back to the dictionary and read: “Usage: ‘Google’ as verb referring to searching for information via any conduit other than Google. Also you will find the correct spelling is “googling” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

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