Obamacare Deadline Day in S.A.

By Bill O'Neil

Deadline day has arrived--but critics of the Affordable Care Act see little in the way of anything final. 

One big frustration for many of those critics is the appearance of yet another extension for enrolling for those who make a "good faith effort" to enroll before the deadline--based on an honor system. 

"The White House's definition of those frustrated by the web site is everyone--because there's no penalty for this honor system" said Republican Congressman Kevin Brady--pointing to what he said is the Obama Administration's continuing pattern of changing the rules of implementing the law over time.  

"This goes againstt he official statement of Medicare--which runs healthcare.gov--that there are no plans to extend the open enrollment period--because they don't have the statutory authroity to extend it" Brady said. 

Meanwhile, organizers said they were pleased with the crowds that showed up at the Alamodome Monday Morning for a final day enrollment fair, telling 550 KTSA News anyone in line at the end of the day will be allowed to sign up--without penalty.  

"There were a lot of obstacles at the front end--particularly with the technology--but peopleare really coming out, have been for the last few weeks" said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who was pleased with what he saw at the Alamodome.  



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