On a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services insisted that March 31 is the firm deadline to sign up for Obamacare. “We have no plans to extend the open enrollment period,” HHS official Julie Bataille said. “In fact, we don’t actually have the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period in 2014.”
What’s up with that? Did someone decide to flout the authority of the dear leader and remind him that the law is the law? Did someone finally grow a pair of balls and decide to resist? Maybe; I guess we will see if this is getting set up for a court battle. (Think classic Batman narration) Find out on the next episode.