Another Day, Another Delay: Reports Indicate Administration is Prepping Another Obamacare Delay

March 4, 2014

Upton: “The administration’s priorities are upside down, putting political considerations ahead of protecting the American people.”

Another day, another delay. Unilateral delays and administrative changes to the president’s signature health care law have become commonplace, and not surprisingly, reports indicate another delay is imminent. The Hill reports, “As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.” As the health care law became a reality last fall, millions of Americans were suddenly faced with unexpected and unwelcome cancellation notices despite the president’s repeated promise, “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.

What’s worse is it was not until a strong bipartisan majority voiced their support for Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton’s (R-MI) Keep Your Health Plan Act that the White House did anything to address the president’s infamous broken promise. In fact, the White House threatened to veto the legislation, which was approved by a vote of 261 to 157.

“Another end run around Congress does not excuse the administration from its countless broken health care promises,” said Upton. “The administration’s priorities are upside down, putting political considerations ahead of protecting the American people. This is not leadership. The president should work with Congress as the Founding Fathers designed to protect all the families and businesses hurt by this law. It is time for fairness for all.”

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