First the news from NBC.
Brian Williams opened NBC Nightly News Wednesday evening with the breaking news that the Obama Administration is planning to move the deadline for individuals to sign up for health care as part of the Affordable Care Act up to six weeks due to ongoing problems with the HealthCare.govwebsite.
NBC News reporter Tom Costello delivered the details to Williams. “The White House tells NBC News it plans to move the deadline for individuals to be required to buy health insurance by as much as six weeks,” Costello said. “As the law stands now, to avoid a tax penalty the uninsured need to start the process by February 15th. With this change the administration is trying to allow people to start the enrollment process by March 31st to avoid any financial penalty.”
Costello added that the work to fix the website problems is a “top priority” for the White House. The news comes one day before congressional hearings into what went wrong with the website are set to begin.
According to NBC, the lead federal contractor CGI “will testify that the website passed eight technical reviews prior to going live on October 1st, but also that a late government decision to require customers to register their personal information before they could check insurance prices contributed to the glitches.”
Mario’s note:NBC is only telling you a half truth.
Democratic Senators are jumping ship because it is now certain that Obamacare will sink their reelection. They are going to join Marco Rubio who is introducing a bill Thursday to delay all of Obamacare indefinitely. Obama will not be able to stop this nor will Obama risk vetoing a totally bipartisan bill because it will cost him a massive loss of support from his own party.
Democrats know that the public is not thinking about Ted Cruz, The Tea Party or Conservatives. Millions have had their health insurance cancelled, everyone will see their insurance rates jump and the website for Obamacare cost 620 million dollars and the site was only able to sign up 51,000 people in 7 days!