Employers Get More Time for Health Insurance
The announcement renewed the fight against the law in Congress. Republicans insist it's flawed, and not ready. Democrats and the President, however, have repeatedly pointed to the success stories that have come from the law's implementation, mostly for people who were originally denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition. New York Congressman Tom Reed says the delay is another sign the law isn't ready - and another reason he'll keep the fight against it alive.
"We're putting real Americans in harm's way and that's why this policy, this healthcare takeover is something I'm really troubled with, and something I'll continue to fight against,
says Rep. Reed.
Right now, the delay only affects business. Individuals are still required to enroll in an insurance plan by March 31, or risk paying a federal fine.