ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DELAY: Upton Statement on Latest Obamacare Delay

November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement in response to the administration’s delay of the online small business exchange enrollment:

“Turkey is not the only thing being carved at the White House this Thanksgiving. As Americans prepare to celebrate and give thanks with their families, the administration announces yet another carefully timed delay of its signature health care law. Just as it did over July 4 while we celebrated our independence, today the administration is doing its best to bury the latest confirmation that this law was not ready for prime time. For months officials looked us in the eye and told us everything was ‘on track’ but we have now learned through our investigation that internally the administration had serious concerns about its ability to deliver on October 1. Piecemeal delays and working outside of Congress to issue regulations does nothing to solve the fact that this law remains a tremendous failure that still, two months into open enrollment, is not even 80 percent operational.”

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