Policy Cancellations: Obama Will Allow Old Plans: "Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law that would give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.
The administrative changes are good for just one year, though senior administration officials said they could be extended if problems with the law persist. Obama announced the changes at the White House."
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Doesn't this put the lie to the argument that the House Republicans shut down the government? True, Republicans were asking for a year delay in the individual mandate, and this only delays the coverage mandates. But I'm pretty sure Republicans would have taken this in a deal to keep the government open.
What does this say about Obama and Democrats? Given this new policy, how else can you explain Democrats refusal to negotiate as anything other than bad faith politicking?