That’s what NBC anchor Natalie Morales said on the Today Show after the announcement that the ObamaCare employer mandate would be delayed again
The Obama administration rules by executive fiat, brazenly violating the law, and their allies in the media shamelessly call it a “hiccup.”
The fact that the Today Show even mentioned this latest ObamaCare debacle at all is shocking.
The big three networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS only dedicated 4 minutes and 26 seconds of total coverage to Obama’s unilateral ObamaCare delay!
NBC’s Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd also jumped in to hold the line when he dismissed conservative criticisms about the delay as not having “a lot of legs today.”
This isn’t the only time the liberal media have blatantly suppressed or excused ObamaCare’s failures.
A CBO report found that by 2017 TWO MILLION jobs will be lost as a result of ObamaCare!
Once again, the big three networks-ABC, CBS, and NBC-spent only 7 minutes total on this report.
The liberal media are desperately protecting Obama and his far left agenda.
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Obamacare Enrollees 'Finding it Impossible to Cancel Their Plans'
A Florida TV station reports that a man has spent 50-60 hours trying to cancel his Obamacare plan, and he still can't get off it:
"We are hearing about a new problem that involves the Affordable Care Act," said the anchor. "People who signed up for coverage are finding it impossible to cancel their plans. Channel 9's Lori Brown spoke with an Orlando man who has been trying unsuccessfully to cancel for more than six weeks now."
"Andrew Robinson was looking forward to getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. He has a small publishing business and works part time, so he hasn't had coverage. In early January he signed up for a plan that cost nearly $300 a month. About a half hour later he and his wife realized they could barely afford that. They quickly found a less expensive plan through Humana for $116 a month," says the reporter.
"I immediately called back the Florida Blue and asked them to cancel the policy I just set up," says Robinson.
"But he quickly learned canceling Obamacare is no easy task. ... More than six weeks later after spending 50 to 60 hours on the phone his policy is still not canceled and he is still waiting for the payment Florida Blue withdrew from his account to be refunded."
House to vote for one-year individual mandate delay next weekIn the latest salvo against President Obama’s health care law, the House of Representatives plans next week to vote on a bill to delay the individual mandate for a year.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., introduced the bill, the Simple Fairness Act, on Friday.
Under the health care law, Americans who don’t purchase government-approved insurance policies face a fine of $95, or 1 percent of taxable income, for 2014. In 2015, the fine is scheduled to increase to $325, or 2 percent of taxable income.The new bill would effectively push back that implementation timeline for a year, by setting the fine at $0 for 2014 and then reducing the 2015 fine to $95 (the current 2014 level).
The move is part of an effort by Republicans to make an issue of Obamacare during the 2014 midterm elections, by putting Democrats in the position of either defying the administration or voicing support for one of the most unpopular provisions in the health care law.
Delaying the individual mandate has added populist appeal given that the Obama administration has already acted to delay the mandate on employers.
“The President recently issued another delay to unilaterally change his own law, a delay that protected businesses from the employer mandate tax,” Jenkins, who serves as vice chair of the House Republican Conference, said in an emailed statement. “It is not fair to give relief to businesses with big checkbooks, yet not help hard working families with relief from these unaffordable mandates.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office confirmed that the chamber would vote on the plan next week.The vote comes at a time when the Obama administration is making its final push to get younger and healthier Americans to buy insurance ahead of the March 31 open enrollment deadline.