Behind the Mic: Millions Get Reprieve From Healthcare Mandate

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s the second major change made to the healthcare reform law since insurers began canceling some existing policies a couple of months ago.

The short story here – millions of Americans are getting a reprieve. An extension in the deadline to get coverage.

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It had been set for next week – December 23rd. But the White House is pushing it back after critics of the law pushed back on the White House.

This rule change is specific to those who’ve had their individual plans canceled because they didn’t meet the criteria outlined by the Affordable Care Act.

This buys them a year. And they can do one of two things: get the same stripped-down plans that were being canceled or get no coverage at all without facing a fine.

A group of Democratic senators including Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire specifically called…

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