November 22nd, 2013
02:35 PM ET
9 months ago

White House: Politics aren't pushing back start date of 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Washington (CNN) - White House spokesman Jay Carney denied Friday that next year's midterm elections are the reason behind the administration's decision to postpone the 2014 opening date for 2015 enrollment in Obamacare - from October 15 to November 15.

Pushing back the start date, Carney said, will give insurers more time to get an idea of their new pool of customers before they set their 2015 rates.

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  1. jpmichigan

    The entire shutdown was due to the fact that Obama and the Democrats didn't want to hold back ACA (Obamacare) for a year. The WH and DEMS, knew the start up would fail back in March of this year. So who is really the cause of the shutdown DEMOCRATS.

    November 22, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  2. Logictox

    Of course the Dems don't want 50 million insurance cancellation notices in the mail just before the election. Let the people get the bad news later. Anyone that doesn't know why Obama delayed the employee portion of the mandate to 2014 hasn't looked at the bill at all. It is a nightmare coming.

    November 22, 2013 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  3. current state of the union

    Most people know the gop is not doing this for you, when the Koch brothers spend a hundred million, you can rest assured its not to help you. The closer thus thing gets to working, the more they obstruct, be interesting to see his this pans out

    November 22, 2013 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  4. Bigdoglv

    Give me a break. Delayed till after the mid terms. Every move on this has been political with no real thought for the people.

    November 22, 2013 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    This plan will never work........we all knew that was going to be the case.......if we had any sense at all.

    November 22, 2013 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  6. kevin

    HHS say we are delaying it until 2015 so insurance companies can get up to speed. I SAY BULL- CRAP. START OVER AND TRY IT AGAIN.

    November 22, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Bring down the premiums, drop the deductions–people enroll. Shhhh, don't take bribe from insurance thugs, nor GOP.

    November 22, 2013 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    You're obsessed with Obamacare but have no plan of your own to challenge it. Go back to Wisconsin and stuff your face with cheese and get congestive heart failure Priebus.

    November 22, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    "Obasessed with Obamacare" is an understatement. I can't think of a word to properly describe it. It's more of a compulsive addiction than a concious action. Once smitten, there seems to be no cure. Symptoms are raging anger, self-inflicted wounds, and confabulated tirades.

    November 22, 2013 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  10. ST

    I knew this was on the way coming. Even Cruz who said before he shutdown the government that it was their last chance, he was quite right. There will be changes every now and then until ACA functions very well and all people benefit from it like Romneycare.

    November 22, 2013 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  11. Enough is Enough

    Well now! Isn't that special!! We're gonna delay this until AFTER the 2014 elections.....why don't you simply man up? You wanted this, you got this and you own this mess. Oh wait, asking a liberal to man up.....that will never happen....except maybe for the women among you.....

    November 22, 2013 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    "It has moved the start of next year's open enrollment from October 15 to November 15 and extended the sign-up period from roughly seven weeks to eight, an HHS official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN."
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    Lovely. Delay it past election day. Such a coincidence.

    November 22, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  13. Data Driven

    For the second day in a row, CNN focuses on one family - the Slafters - as somehow representative of all people trying to enroll, or who have already enrolled. Because one family = all of us, apparently. Meanwhile, I'm still wondering why a family of four isn't getting coverage offered by their employer, and if they don't have an employer, why they're not taking advantage of the subsidies they're probably qualified for. All CNN says is, "This family of four think the bronze plan is more expensive." And ....?

    Would it really be too much to ask if this network gets either national data from those who are collecting it, or, indeed, collect the data themselves?

    November 22, 2013 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  14. Namejaynee ayers

    Shady dems! They think voters are stupid! Funny how the 2014 elections will have already taken place before the next wave of cancellations. Wake up people! Show them their dirty tactics won't work...vote Republican!!

    November 22, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |