The U.S. House of Representatives has a vote scheduled today to delay the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act in addition to the employer mandate, which was already delayed by the Obama administration on July 2. If the vote goes through, it will move to the U.S. Senate.
According to a spokesperson for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the intent of the vote is to give “average” Americans the same break given to businesses by Obama with the employer mandate. “It’s a matter of fairness … It is our intention to provide as much relief to struggling families and businesses as we can while continuing diligent oversight of the implementation process, ultimately protecting Americans from this law’s disastrous side effects,” the committee spokesperson said in a statement.
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