[guest post by JD]
Remember that whole “if you like your insurance, you will be able to keep it” nonsense? It seems that another one of their favorite talking points, annual caps and no lifetime limits on out-of-pocket costs will be delayed until at least 2015.
First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate. Then there was the announcement, buried in the Federal Register, that the administration would delay enforcement of a number of key eligibility requirements for the law’s health insurance subsidies, relying on the “honor system” instead. Now comes word that another costly provision of the health law—its caps on out-of-pocket insurance costs—will be delayed for one more year.
According to the Congressional Research Service, as of November 2011, the Obama administration had missed as many as one-third of the deadlines, specified by law, under the Affordable Care Act. Here are the details on the latest one.
They keep pushing everything out past the next election cycle. For the same reasons that it had such a tail to begin with. They knew it was going to be horrible.