From ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Yes we did’
The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.
It amuses me to think of those who hang on to the Constitution. Those so called conservatives who can quote the Constitution and decry the violations of it.
The current administration’s handling of the Affordable Care Act should be example enough of this government’s complete departure from the rule of law and the Constitution. Conservatives, take note. The U.S. hasn’t operated under its Constitution in over a century. The government functions under the shadow of its form, not its substance. All three of its so called branches, legislative, executive and judicial, operate in the estimates of their own wisdom or rationale.
Where it goes from here, who can know. The only limits are in the expanded thinking of those leading the ship of state.