To the folks at HHS, the ones responsible for implementing Obamacare and providing oversight, 2014 doesn’t exist.
Just like you will never see a 13th floor of a high rise, if you are considered low income, you won’t fully experience 2014 like the rest of us.
The Obama administration has delayed by one year the rollout of a health program aimed at low to moderate-income people who won’t qualify for the expanded Medicaid program under the federal health law.
Under the so-called Basic Health Program, some states had planned to offer government insurance to people who don’t qualify for Medicaid, but who would be hard pressed — even with federal subsidies — to afford the premiums and cost-sharing of plans offered in the new insurance marketplaces. Those earning up to twice the federal poverty level, or about $47,000 for a family of four, would have been eligible.
The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday said it basically ran out of time to put out guidelines to get the program running by 2014.