CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Second District Congresswomen Shelley Moore Capito is calling on President Obama to back a bipartisan, House-passed measure that protects all Americans from the Affordable Health Care Act.
“It’s time for your Senate to pass, and for you to sign the House’s bipartisan delay of the individual mandate,” said Capito during the Republican Weekly Radio Address Saturday.
Last month, a bipartisan majority in the House passed legislation delaying the individual mandate in the president’s health care law. The president has threatened to veto the bill, according to Capito, despite already signing seven bills that repeal parts of the law. The most recent move came this week with the Obama administration delaying part of the act for big businesses.
Capito said it’s time the president reconsiders the legislation because it is only fair that individuals and families get the same relief that big businesses have unfairly received.
“It’s more than fair when you look at how this law is already raising costs, hurting jobs and reducing access to the plans and the doctors you like,” she said during the nationwide address.
In addition, Capito believes the health care law is not working, contrary to what the president claims.
“Not when the administration is missing deadlines, issuing waivers and granting delays hand over fist,” she said. “Things have become so bad that the administration wants to rely on the honor system to verify who is eligible for subsidies.”
Capito urges the president to pass the legislation delaying the individual mandate because it’s simply the right thing to do.
“Let’s delay this health care law, not just for some but for all Americans. That would only be fair,” she said. “That would government working the way it’s suppose to.”
Video of the Republican Weekly Radio Address can be viewed at www.GOP.gov.