Administration Pushes 2015 Open Enrollment For Healthcare

(Washington, DC) -- The White House confirms the open enrollment season for health insurance will be pushed back a month in 2015. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the delay will give health insurance companies more time to determine their rates. Republicans accuse the White House of imposing the delay for political purposes, putting the open enrollment after the 2014 midterm elections.

Meantime, Carney said President Obama continues to have confidence in Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and refused to speculate about possible high-level changes in the administration. Carney again expressed optimism that Obamacare rollout problems will be worked out soon.

Carney rejected Republican claims that the delay is being set for political purposes, pushing the open enrollment past the 2014 midterm elections. Meantime, Carney said President Obama continues to have confidence in Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and refused to speculate about possible, high-level changes in the administration. Carney again expressed optimism that Obamacare rollout problems will be worked out soon.