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House Votes to Delay Part of New Health Care Law

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

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President Barack Obama continues to defend the Affordable Care Act today, despite recent efforts by Congress to block implementation of the new health care law.

Yesterday, the House passed a bill that would delay the portion of the law that requires everyone to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.

Ohio Republican Dave Joyce is one of the House members who supports that delay.  Joyce says the insurance prices on the federal health exchange haven’t been worked out yet, and the law still has too many kinks to force people to buy into it.

Joyce: “It’s very important that we take the time to make sure whatever is being sold to the American people and the hardworking taxpayers of this country is done correctly.”

Joyce adds that since President Obama already decided to delay the mandate that requires employers to provide health coverage for their workers, then the same wait should apply to individuals.

The measure now goes to the Senate.  But with Democrats the majority party there, it’s unlikely to gain much traction.

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