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  •  Wait a minute. (0+ / 0-)

    Why was a major portion of it delayed for a year? It couldn't  be because they didn't want the voters to see how f'd up it was, could it?

    •  So, they decided to roll it out... (3+ / 0-)
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      Curt Matlock, FiredUpInCA, TexasTom an election year instead?

      You're theory doesn't make much sense.

      •  Delayed until 2015, (0+ / 0-)

        after the election.

        Yet another part of the unwieldy Obamacare leviathan is to be delayed, the New York Times tells us: “In another setback for President Obama’s health care initiative, the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care.”
        The cost may be significant: “The limit on out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles and co-payments, was not supposed to exceed $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But under a little-noticed ruling, federal officials have granted a one-year grace period to some insurers, allowing them to set higher limits, or no limit at all on some costs, in 2014.”

        This is especially pernicious since the individual mandate, unlike the employer mandate, has not be delayed. In other words, Americans must sign up for insurance that could have unlimited out-of-pocket costs. Uninsured Americans are being required to buy a proverbial pig in a poke. If a Republican president tried this, the Democrats would be up in arms.

    •  If you look at the delays, (3+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, sharman, TexasTom

      most of them were concessions to businesses who didn't prepare properly because they mistakenly thought the GOP would stop the implementation of ACA.  Once they realized it was going forward, they got on board but now don't have their ducks in a row.  Playing nice is a good thing in my opinion.  

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:18:42 PM PDT

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    •  Check out Jo Bob's comments history... (0+ / 0-)'s pretty much all right wing talking points.  So, somehow, this comment doesn't come as much of a surprise.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:01:54 PM PDT

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