States seek wiggle room on Obamacare deadline image

Washington Times, March 19, 2014
Tom Howell Jr., quoting Matthew J. B. Lawrence (Academic Fellow)


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[...] “The deadline is March 31,” a Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman said.

But Matthew Lawrence, a fellow at Harvard Law School, said it’s no surprise the administration is talking tough now — though it ultimately might find a plausible legal basis to help people bypass the March 31 deadline.

“I expect the administration to wait before announcing any retroactive ‘fix’ for those who tried and failed for fear that an announcement before the deadline could give people a license to procrastinate,” he said. [...]

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