Boehner calls Obamacare deadline extension “a joke”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) flipped out yesterday over the Obama administration’s decision to allow people to complete their health insurance enrollment after March 31st.
“Last night brought us yet another delay of Obamacare, another deadline made meaningless. You know, if he hasn’t put enough loopholes into the law already, the administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it. What the hell is this, a joke?”, said Boehner. “Listen, this is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the laws for its own convenience.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the extension, saying that it’ll simply allow people who signed up by the March 31st deadline to complete their enrollment application via HealthCare.gov.
“The only thing that has changed is that those individuals who have begun the process of applying online by the deadline, which remains March 31st, will be able to ensure that they can complete the process. That’s what we did in December, and it worked effectively, and it’s very similar to what happens when you vote. If you’re in line before the polls close, you get to vote,” said Carney.