ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Today, December 23, was the deadline for January coverage, but the administration secretly extended the deadline a day
At midnight Monday, the official deadline arrives for Americans to sign up through the new federal health insurance exchange for health plans that begin Jan. 1. But, without any public announcement, Obama administration officials have changed the rules so that people will have an extra day to enroll, according to two individuals with knowledge of the switch.
Over the weekend, government officials and outside IT contractors working on the online marketplace’s computer system made a software change that automatically gives people a Jan. 1 start date for their new coverage as long as they enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
I suppose the Obots will spin this is A Good Thing, a sensible and benevolent adjustment to "give people more time."
The thing is, what they are really getting us accustomed to, on a mass basis, is arbitrary changes in the rules, in secret, embodied in software, and hence in no way accountable (since you can't look at the source code).
That's how this and future "marketplaces" will work. That's a very bad precedent indeed, since it amounts to caveat emptor when purchasing a mandated product.