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Cole Statement on Obamacare Enrollment Extension

March 26, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the White House announced that it would extend the enrollment deadline for healthcare signups. According to the announcement on Tuesday evening, applicants who have had problems enrolling on the website will be given a grace period of two to three more weeks to complete their enrollment.

“With yet another delay of the Affordable Care Act, the Administration is making another attempt to postpone the inevitable failure of the law,” said Cole. “Since its inception, the president’s healthcare law has rightly been viewed as a public policy failure that doesn’t effectively address the problems in our nation’s healthcare system. Now even the Administration recognizes that the enrollment website, which was never ready for primetime, is preventing the same people it purports to help. I’m disappointed that the president continues to pick and choose which portions of his own law he will implement and enforce without consulting and seeking approval from Congress.”