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House OKs Obamacare Delays

Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House on Wednesday passed bills delaying two crucial parts of his health care overhaul that require most Americans to have insurance and many employers to offer it.  “Each day this law is delayed gives us more time to seek its total repeal,” Representative Luke Messer, Republican of Indiana, said. Republicans said it was unfair for Mr. Obama to delay enforcement of the employer mandate without granting similar relief to individuals, who may face tax penalties if they go without health insurance next year. Both requirements were scheduled to take effect in January. But the White House announced this month that it would delay the employer mandate to 2015 because of business concerns about the complexity of the requirements/Robert Pear, New York Times. More here.

Question: Any surprise that House Republicans are defying president in throwing up road blocks to Obamacare?




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