As Obamacare Nears, Need to Defund Remains

Washington – Today, House leadership announced it would vote to add a one year delay of the individual mandate and language to block taxpayer subsidies for federal employees participating in the Obamacare exchanges to the Continuing Appropriations Resolution (H.J.Res.59).   Heritage Action released the following statement:

“Congress should not spend another dime of taxpayer money on this unworkable, unaffordable law.  Unfortunately, a delay of the individual mandate and correction of the congressional exemption would do little  to stop Obamacare’s massive new entitlements from taking root in just hours — radically changing the nature of American health care.  Much like the rest of Obamacare, the individual mandate and staffer exemption are bad policy, but the proposed changes would  not keep the law from taking root.  For that reason, Heritage Action opposes the amendment, but will not key vote against it.  In the end, conservatives should stand strong against the intransigence of Harry Reid and Senate Democrats and insist on fully defunding the President’s failed law.”

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