Obama to Host 'Off the Record' Obamacare Conference Call With Faith Leaders
8:01 AM, Mar 8, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Close on the heels of an Obamacare-related "off the record" conference call hosted by Vice President Biden, President Obama will host one of this own on Monday, March 10 with "faith leaders." According to the announcement, the president "wants to thank all of the faith and community leaders across the country" for their help in enrolling people in Obamacare. The exact content of the call will not be known, however, because the "call is off the record and not for press purposes."
The call was announced on the Health and Human Services (HHS) website under the heading "Calling All Faith Leaders!":
The call will take place with exactly three weeks remaining in the open enrollment period for obtaining 2014 coverage through the insurance Marketplaces. HHS recently acknowledged that insurance companies may still offer coverage directly to consumers outside the marketplace after March 31 as long as the policies conform to Affordable Care Act requirements and are available to anyone. At this point it is unclear whether or not insurers will take advantage of this opening. Those purchasing individual coverage outside the marketplace after March 31 will not be able to receive subsidies and will likely face a tax for the portion of 2014 in which they were uninsured.
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