Upton: “If unilateral delays were an Olympic sport, the White House would sweep the gold, silver, and bronze.”
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) responded today to the administration’s latest delays to the president’s health care law. Late this afternoon, the administration announced another delay to the law’s employer mandate. The administration first delayed the employer mandate on July 2, 2013 for one year. The administration also announced this afternoon that it would extend the deadline to obtain coverage by March 1.
“Another day, another delay. If unilateral delays were an Olympic sport, the White House would sweep the gold, silver, and bronze,” said Upton. “Despite the president’s many promises, rate shock, cancellations, and lost access to trusted doctors have become a harsh reality for countless Americans. The law’s most ardent supporters are now running scared, and this latest delay comes just days after the nonpartisan CBO chief proclaimed the health law ‘created a disincentive for people to work.’ But we are still left to wonder, what’s next? The White House is in full panic mode, and rather putting politics ahead of the public, it is time for fairness for all.”