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House Votes to Delay Parts of Health Care Law.....

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The Republican-led House voted on Wednesday to delay core provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law, emboldened by the administration's concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next year may be too complicated.

After a day of heated rhetoric, the House voted largely along party lines, 264-161, to delay by one year the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. It voted 251-174 to extend a similar grace period to virtually all Americans who will be required to obtain coverage beginning Jan. 1, the linchpin of the law.

The goal of the health care law is to provide coverage to nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance and lower skyrocketing costs. But in the three years since Obama signed his signature law, the public remains highly skeptical and the administration's abrupt decision earlier this month to delay the employer provision only fueled more doubts.

Republican foes welcomed the deferment as a political gift, not only to assail Obama but to arrange votes that put House Democrats on record ahead of next year's congressional elections. In fact, on the employer mandate, 35 Democrats broke with party leaders and joined Republicans in backing the delay. Twenty-two Democrats supported a postponement of the health care requirement for individuals.

The unions — International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and UNITE-HERE — wrote to Democratic leaders last week that the law's requirements have created an incentive for employers to limit workers' hours.

The law created a new definition of full-time workers, those putting in 30 hours or more.

"Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios," the union leaders wrote.....snip~

House votes to delay parts of health care law

Obama plans to give a speech next week. To say how his Obamacare will work and assure everyone how he was being fair to all still. :roll: 35 Democrats broke ranks and even the Unions are all up in arms about Obama's Ponzi scheme. Hope it won't shatter Pelosi's mind as Obamacare continues to get rejected by more and more Americans.
 

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Nobody expects this bill to even get a vote in the Senate, which points to how screwed up the Democrats are. They think it's okay if the President alters implementation of Obamacare if it suits him, but it's not okay for Congress to alter the stupid thing.
 

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Nobody expects this bill to even get a vote in the Senate, which points to how screwed up the Democrats are. They think it's okay if the President alters implementation of Obamacare if it suits him, but it's not okay for Congress to alter the stupid thing.

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Well at least Senate Demos voted Unofficially to repeal Obama's Medical Device Tax. So hopefully those Democrat will stand up and show some backbone. While telling Reid and Pelosi to STFU.
 
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