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Monday, March 31, 2014

Zero Hour -- The definitive roundup of Obamacare's worst delays as the enrollment deadline looms -- By Sarah Hurtubise, The Daily Caller

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueMonday marks the final day of Obamacare’s first open enrollment period — sort of — but the health care law’s hasn’t been implemented in its entirety or even close to on time.

Despite all the Obama administration’s talk about Republicans “obstructing” the health care law, federal officials and Obamacare administrators have done far more damage to the health care law by delaying some of its most central provisions. Here’s the Daily Caller News Foundation’s list of the ways the Obama administration has taken apart its own law, piece by piece.

AUGUST 27, 2013: The Department of Health and Human Services tells insurance companies it won't sign agreements on health plans to be sold in Obamacare exchanges until several weeks after the original September 5-9 timeline.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013: The Obama administration tells Hispanic groups it will be several weeks late in launching CuidadoDesSalud.gov, the Spanish-language version of HealthCare.gov. The delay lasted over two months and the website, launched in early December, was accused of being written in ‘Spanglish.’

OCTOBER 23, 2013: The administration extends the deadline to purchase health coverage in 2014 before triggering the individual mandate penalty by 6 weeks. That delay allowed consumers to purchase health insurance by March 31 to avoid the tax, rather than requiring them to have active coverage.

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