ObamaCare is becoming a giant burden for Democrats running up and down the ballot this year. The situation is becoming so dire that the White House has resorted to delaying one of the core components of the law – the “minimum coverage requirements” that are causing millions of Americans to lose their existing plans or face higher costs.
Without this delay, the White House would face another round of plan cancellations in the fall, weeks before voters head to the polls.
Joe Biden just said last week that Democrats have nothing ‘to apologize for.’ Then why can’t the White House and House Democrats own up to the law and face it, instead of delaying it to try and hide from the voters until after the election?
This is what passes for leadership in the Obama administration.
From The Hill:
The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats.
As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.
Prolonging the “keep your plan” fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall.
The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day.
The White House is intent on protecting its allies in the Senate, where Democrats face a battle to keep control of the chamber.
“I don’t see how they could have a bunch of these announcements going out in September,” one consultant in the health insurance industry said. “Not when they’re trying to defend the Senate and keep their losses at a minimum in the House. This is not something to have out there right before the election.”