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Fla. Doctor: Obamacare Open Enrollment Delay 'Slid Under Radar'

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 01:04 PM

The Florida orthodontist who is challenging Obamacare in court says the delay of the coming open enrollment date for the healthcare law has "slid under the radar."

The Obama administration has delayed the open enrollment period by one month, to a week after the midterm elections, which it says was done to give insurers more time to calculate rates. Open enrollment was scheduled to begin on Oct. 15 but was pushed back to Nov. 15.

"I find it very interesting that of the 41 illegal executive orders -- or actions, I should say -- that are now within the context of Obamacare, that one really slid under the radar and it was the delay of the enrollment date," Dr. Larry Kawa told J.D. Hayworth and Francesca Page on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

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"As of Oct. 15, according to the existing law, the insurance companies have to tell you and everyone in America what the proposed fees would be for their policies," Kawa explained.

"However, about eight months ago, President [Barack] Obama said the insurance companies would need more time, and he waived it four weeks to be Nov. 15, even though the insurance companies had to submit their premiums to the Department of Health and Human Services by May 31," he said.

"How giving them four more weeks from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 does anything more than politically manipulate the system is beyond me, and somehow nobody's really discussed it," he added.

According to a study by HealthPocket, health insurance premiums may skyrocket 78 percent for men and almost 45 percent for women, The Washington Times reported.

Kawa contends this could be one of the things that could end up taking down Obamacare, among "a lot of things."

The Florida orthodontist filed an Obamacare lawsuit against the administration with the help of the government watchdog group Judicial Watch on Oct. 1, 2013, the day the healthcare exchanges were available for the first time.

The lawsuit is currently before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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