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Health Care

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. LANCE. Mr. Speaker, the Obama administration last week announced that it would delay until 2015 the employer health mandate, a crucial provision of its signature health care law. This is of questionable legality.

Days after that announced delay, the White House said that it would roll back requirements for new State online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage.

And this week it was reported that the Obama administration has quietly notified insurers that a computer system glitch will limit penalties that the law says companies may charge smokers.

These disclosures underscore the fact that ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and isn't what the American people were promised. It is time for President Obama to work with House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with effective, commonsense reforms that actually lower health care costs for working families and small businesses while protecting jobs and our economy.

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