In the Republicansâ€™ weekly address, House members who sponsored bills to delay key mandates in President Obamaâ€™s health care law called on the White House and Democrat-controlled Senate to take up the measures and provide â€œequal justice under the law.â€
Rep. Tim Griffin, of Arkansas, and Rep. Todd Young, of Indiana, pressed a GOP-led narrative thatâ€™s been in play since the Obama administration decided July 2 to delay by one year, to 2015, a part of the Affordable Care Act requiring business with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health coverage or pay fines.
Given the cushion for businesses, they said the same one-year delay should be applied to the individual mandate, which requires most Americans to obtain some form of health coverage.
â€œBecause letâ€™s be fair about this â€” if the presidentâ€™s going to help out businesses by exempting them from the law, he ought to give the same relief to folks like you,â€ Mr. Griffin said in remarks as prepared for delivery.
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