Yes, it's true. With so much focus on the Duck Dynasty controversy this week, a very important announcement concerning ObamaCare came out of the White House Thursday night and received little media attention. The Wall Street Journal describes yet another Obama manipulation of the Affordable Care Act, in a story they entitled "Obama Repeals ObamaCare."
The White House argued at the Supreme Court that the insurance-purchase mandate was not only constitutional but essential to the law's success, while refusing Republican demands to delay or repeal it. But late on Thursday, with only four days to go before the December enrollment deadline, the Health and Human Services Department decreed that millions of Americans are suddenly exempt.
Individuals whose health plans were canceled will now automatically qualify for a "hardship exemption" from the mandate. If they can't or don't sign up for a new plan, they don't have to pay the tax. They can also get a special category of ObamaCare insurance designed for people under age 30.
So while millions have been notified by their insurance providers that they don't have health care insurance when they previously did, those same people can rest assured that they won't be charged penalties for not having acceptable levels of health care. Insurance providers are very upset about this latest development. More HERE.