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3/27/2014 (1 year ago)

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'What the hell is this, a joke?' Boehner declares

Plainly exasperated, House Speaker John Boehner condemned the Obama administration for issuing the latest in a long series of Affordable Care Act delays. The new deadline now gives prospective enrollees another half-month to register for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act Web site, healthcare.gov. "What the hell is this, a joke?" Boehner said during his regular press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

John Boehner says that the White House has been reduced to treating the law's March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality which to Boehner, is 'another deadline rendered meaningless.

John Boehner says that the White House has been reduced to treating the law's March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality which to Boehner, is "another deadline rendered meaningless.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/27/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: John Boehner, Obamacare, deadline


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Boehner says that the White House has been reduced to treating the law's March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality which to Boehner, is "another deadline rendered meaningless.

"The dates are the dates, and the law is the law," Boehner said, answering a reporter's question about why Americans shouldn't have more time. "The president doesn't have the authority to change the law whenever he wants, which he continues to do.

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"Why don't they just say, "We've moved the date to April 15"? Because that's in effect what they've done," Boehner said.

"The law says that enrollment stops at the end of March. That's what the law says," he said later, sticking up for Congress' part in the four-year-long Obamacare saga.

"I've got to live by the law. You've got to live by the law. The American people have got to live by the law. And guess what? The president needs to live by the law as well."

The agency has reportedly not determined what the new cutoff date will be, but an anonymous insider said that CMS was not likely to fix April 15 as the revised zero-hour as it would coincide with the Internal Revenue Service's deadline for individual income tax filings.
 
With the declaration of the new deadline, some online commentators compared the move to leaving Election Day polls open for extra days in order to accommodate people who claim they meant to vote on time.

"If Obamacare was a good law, the president wouldn't need to break the law nearly every week to implement it," Texas Senator John Cornyn said.

"Rather than issue yet another extension, the president should admit his law does not work and waive Obamacare for all Americans. Once it's repealed, we can work together to put health care reforms in place that empower, not limit, the consumer, provide more choices, and expand access to better care."

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