GOP: Why not delay individual mandate, too?

Indeed, why not? With employers given a repreive in being forced to offer insurance to their employees, why not do the same for the average American? Reuters: Congressional Republicans pressed President Barack Obama on Tuesday to delay a requirement under his healthcare law that Americans obtain insurance next year after the administration gave employers a one-year reprieve from having to provide it to staff. "Next year, millions of Americans will get the help they need to purchase quality health insurance they currently cannot afford," he said. But White House spokesman Jay Carney said the individual mandate would go forward because Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides financial assistance to help lower-income people pay for insurance while exempting those who cannot afford coverage. "Please ... provide to Congress your justification for only delaying the employer mandate at this time and not the new mandate on individuals and families," they...(Read Full Post)

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