Exactly How Many Obamacare Delays Have There Been?

March 27th, 2014

I often joke that I can’t keep track of all the various delays, exemptions, and waivers. Surely though, in all seriousness, I need to keep count. I’m writing a book about this–but don’t call me surely. And, tragically, I will probably need to have an entire chapter providing a definitive accounting of these extensions.

So what is the actual number? It depends who you ask.

The Wall Street Journal says 38. The GOP said the number is 19. I’m guessing the number is probably somewhere in between, though at some point I will tally them up.

To be entirely accurate, HHS was exempting people from Obamacare long before the web site even launched. These are also worthy of honorable mention.