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White House may delay the ObamaCare individual mandate

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Obama might have to delay Obamacare himself, because right now it’s in a death spiral — it’s NOT working.

When the press asked the White House, they REFUSED to rule it out.

Fox News reported:

Article: ( http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/21/white-house-wont-rule-out-delay-obamacare-individual-mandate/ )

Video: ( http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/21/white-house-wont-rule-out-delay-obamacare-individual-mandate/ )

The White House appeared to leave the door open Monday to delaying the so-called individual mandate in the federal health care law, as President Obama acknowledged the main website for enrollment is not working as it should.

Press Secretary Jay Carney addressed concerns over the mandate at a press briefing shortly after Obama, in the Rose Garden, personally acknowledged failures with the HealthCare.gov site and vowed that “these problems are getting fixed.”

Carney was peppered with questions on whether the administration would be open to delaying the requirement on individuals to buy health insurance, if the website continues to lock out would-be customers. Echoing Obama, Carney said repeatedly that the country is just three weeks into a six-month enrollment process and suggested it’s too early to make any decisions of that magnitude.

But he did not close the door on the option.

Asked if the administration is looking for flexibility in applying the mandate, Carney said: “Whatever conclusions you draw about the way the law is written, I think you can draw. The law is clear that if you do not have access to affordable health insurance, then you will not be asked to pay a penalty because you haven’t purchased affordable health insurance.”

He just pushed us into a default over not delaying it — even though delay was definitely the best option outside of complete repeal.

Here’s a video from NBC News of the press briefing where the White House made it clear that a delay/exemption would be made: http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/obama-delays-obamacare/

WATCH: Jon Stewart totally annihilates Dem Party on ObamaCare Glitches – You can’t spin this.

(Warning: Graphic)

 

More:

Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/05/obamacare-fowler-lobbyist-industry1

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