To Boehner: It’s too late to just delay Obamacare for a year

Critics fought the federal health care legislation really hard. At some point, the clock can not be turned back. I’m not saying we can’t eventually get rid of this stupid law, it’s just that we can’t delay it – delay anything – and expect the issue to be resolved in 34 days. Not. Gonna. Happen.

Today, the White House announced a one year delay for small businesses trying to purchase health insurance for employees through the federal Obamacare exchanges. Now, this is the second delay for this group, but I can’t understand what the heck these small business employers are supposed to do now.

The Democrats have pushed the boulder over the cliff and it’s on it’s way. Do they really think delays, waivers and magic White House decrees are going to smooth anything over? This was a huge project. HUGE. You can just turn off part of the law once the ball is rolling.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote the following

Business owners across this country are already having health care plans for their employees canceled by this law, and now they’re told they won’t have access to the system the president promised them to find them different coverage. Instead, they’ll have to resort to a system you’d expect to see in the 1950s.  It’s another broken promise and more proof this administration’s assurances have no credibility. This law has been an absolute disaster, leaving us to ask ‘what’s next?’ If the president won’t repeal it, he should at least delay the entire law before it wreaks any more havoc on American families and small businesses, as well as our economy.

Yup, many small business owners are now screwed. Maybe they can use other routes to get insurance for employees at the last second, but that will be a mess. But delaying the entire law for a year? Then what happens?

Oh yeah, the insurance companies will get the blame because the “private insurance” market will be unable to turn on a dime and recreate new insurance policies in 30 days. We know states won’t let them do it even if they could.

See, we told you so. This was not something that would pass and just work. We knew “tweaks” would not be enough to fix it. We told the Republican establishment this over-and-over. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told you all this over-and-over again. But the Republican establishment just wants to get along and make themselves look good. Sorry guys, the Democrat statists will never like you. They are laughing at you even today while they hover in an Obamacare dark place.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lynn on November 28, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Well we got the Change.

    • bien-pensant on November 29, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Spare change . . . that’s all that will be left in your pocket.

  2. Plainvillian on November 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Three things to do:
    1. Repeal??
    2. Impeach??
    3. Prosecute

    • JollyRoger on November 30, 2013 at 2:17 am

      It will never happen! ?The opposition studies Rules for Radicals while our guys wring their hands and label you a “birther” when you dare ask questions that any employer might ask any of us- and shame on us to ask such outlandish questions of the least vetted, least transparent, and least honest of all administrations in history. ?We can’t call a liar a liar and we can’t call an illegal an illegal… ?We’re not at the end of liberalism, before the next presidential election there will be immigration reform. ?We are a nation of laws- after all 🙂

  3. bien-pensant on November 29, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I really wish the Republicans would be more forceful of their repudiation of the ACA. This lack of verve no doubt comes from a tepid reporting by the media about conservative pronouncements — anything, anyone critical of the ACA only gets scant coverage. Thus, the Republicans can not be seen as totally opposing Obama and his horrid law. They have to damn it only in the lightest of terms.
    This is the point where Republicans should, or could, begin laying the foundations for the next election campaign. Hammer Obama, drub the democrats and hurl their own rhetoric in their faces every day. Demonstrate to the American people that these democrats and their progressive brand of creeping, incremental socialism is the wrong route for the US to take.
    Maybe now that more Americans are aware of the error of the Obama way, they will listen to reasoned, well-thought out arguments that advocate a return to conservative, republican principles for national government.
    But, I suspect the Republicans will squander another golden opportunity to state their case.


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