A week after the Obama administration announced a yearlong delay in the healthcare reform law's employer mandate, House Republicans are demanding that the White House explain why it hasn't extended the same reprieve to individuals and families.
“Healthcare costs are going through the roof. I think Sen. Baucus had it right—this is a train wreck,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday during a news conference on Capitol Hill, referring to the Montana Democrat's limited remark about the implementation of health insurance exchanges. “This is what happens when you ram through a gigantic bill that no one has ever read,” he continued. “But just delaying the employer mandate, frankly, isn't good enough. Today, we sent a letter to the president asking him to justify delaying the employer mandate while leaving in place the mandate on individuals and families.”