White House extends Obamacare deadline yet again

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In another troubling sign for President Barack Obama’s signature policy program, the White House has once again extended the deadline for American citizens to sign up for Obamacare.

The Obama administration, in an  apparent act of sympathy for potential enrollees who might not get their paperwork in time for the March 31 deadline, extended the deadline to to mid-April for individuals who have already initiated the application process.

According to The Washington Post, all an applicant has to do to receive this extension is to mark the blue box on Healthcare.gov that states that they tried to sign up before the previous deadline.

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus released a statement shortly following the publication of the Post report, saying “Another day, another ObamaCare delay from the same Obama administration that won’t work with Republicans to help Americans suffering from the unintended consequences of the Democrats’ failed health care law. Democrats in leadership may say they are doubling down on ObamaCare but you have to wonder how many more unilateral delays their candidates running in 2014 can withstand.”

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