From Fox and elsewhere ….
The Obama administration is throwing another Band-Aid at the millions of people wounded by the Affordable Care Act when they were booted from their existing health coverage.
The latest change, quietly announced last week, allows many of them to skirt the law’s “individual mandate” through 2016.
The change was included in last week’s announcement that the government would let people keep otherwise out-of-compliance health plans for another two years. Buried in the official memo was a line giving people whose policies were canceled a “hardship exemption” through October 2016.
What that means is many of those who were dropped from their plans last year will not be required to pay a fine for failing to buy new insurance.
For many, though, the damage of being kicked off their health insurance is already done.
Some states and insurers are still refusing to re-offer canceled plans. Critics…
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