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GOP wants delay in health law’s individual mandate

July 9, 2013 • Business


Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., center, joins, from left, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., right, for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, following a Republican strategy session. Boehner said President Barack Obama should grant individuals a reprieve from the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirement — just like the White House did last week for larger employers. Last week, the Obama Administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay in the employer requirement, saying more time was needed to work out technical issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law’s requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other senior Republicans told Obama in a letter that his decision last week to grant a one-year delay for employers but leave in place provisions for individuals and families had created many new questions and concerns.

At a Capitol Hill news conference, Boehner vowed to hold another vote this month to remove the individual mandate, arguing that it was necessary to “correct this Login to read more

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