McConnell: Delaying Obamacare Employer Mandate Proves Need for Repeal

Image: McConnell: Delaying Obamacare Employer Mandate Proves Need for Repeal

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 10:04 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate is evidence the entire healthcare law is unworkable and should be repealed, says Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Editor's Note: Should ObamaCare Be Repealed? Vote in Urgent National Poll

In an op-ed piece for Politico, the Senate minority leader contends that delaying the employer mandate while leaving in place the requirement that individuals have coverage only magnifies problems for ordinary Americans.

"A few months after one of the law's chief architects in the Senate predicted an implementation 'train wreck,' administration officials are now tacitly admitting as much by giving businesses — and Washington bureaucrats — another year to figure it all out," McConnell writes.

"But the obvious problem with the band-aid approach is that without full repeal, there will never be an end to the number of problems that need to be fixed."

The Republican adds that while businesses are fortunate to have secured a delay of their participation in the law, individuals will be unfairly left to struggle.

"What about my constituents in Kentucky, who face the frightening prospect of losing the healthcare plans they have and like? What about young people across the country who are increasingly worried about the prospect of their insurance premiums skyrocketing?

"How is it fair to help Big Business navigate the complexities of implementing Obamacare, with their teams of accountants and lawyers, while single moms in Paducah and recent college grads in Louisville are left high and dry?"

McConnell concludes by saying, "In the face of escalating complaints, the Obama administration has clearly embraced a policy of quick fixes aimed at placating the loudest voices in the bunch. But this will never work as a long-term strategy.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is About to Strike Are You Prepared?

"The answer isn't to help some and ignore others. It's to liberate all Americans from the burdens of this terrible law. What's needed is a permanent delay — for everyone."





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

GOP Frustrated With Iran Nuclear Talks

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 22:08 PM

Republican lawmakers are venting their frustrations with Secretary of State John Kerry's admission that the United State . . .

Britain: 40 Terror Plots Thwarted Since 2005

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 22:04 PM

British security services have blocked 40 terrorist attacks in the past nine years, according to Home Secretary Theresa  . . .

Obama Takes on Hecklers Over Immigration Policy

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 20:00 PM

Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a p . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved