House Votes on Health Care Delay

Speaker of the House John Boehner has scheduled a vote for Wednesday that attempts to delay the start of President Obama's healthcare law until 2015.

This is just the latest attempt to either change, delay, or repeal the law which is very unpopular with GOP lawmakers.

Republicans want to delay the start of the Obamacare's employer and individual mandates which require smaller businesses, and Americans to purchase insurance or face fines.

Earlier this month, the White House announced plans to push the employer mandate to 2015 because businesses said they needed more time to comply. However, the White House says the individual mandate must start as planned in order to make health insurance cheaper for everyone. But some Republicans disagree.

"It's unfair to protect big businesses without giving the same relief to the American families and small businesses," said Rep. John Boehner

Nine out of 10 businesses required to provide health insurance under the employer mandate already do so. Democrats say rather than trying to get rid of the law, Republicans should work with them to fix any problems.

Even if the bills pass the House Wednesday, it has little to no chance of passing the Senate.


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