CNBC’s Kudlow: New Delay Proves Obamacare Near Death

The Affordable Care Act is dead in the water — and President Barack Obama is responsible with his endless, illegal tweaks, according to Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”

“Obama is basically killing the individual mandate because of its unpopularity, basically killing the tax penalty because of its unpopularity,” Kudlow told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.

“[If] he had called me up two years ago, I could’ve saved him all of this trouble and said, ‘It won’t work, sir.'”

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will give more time to Americans who want health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by the March 31 deadline, but are having difficulty enrolling.

The relaxation of the deadline is similar to one made in late December when a Jan. 1 deadline approached.

Last year, the White House delayed the employer mandate by a year, giving employers with more than 50 employees another year to provide health insurance to their workers under the act.