WASHINGTON -Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement regarding the White House’s announcement to delay the individual mandate for those who have lost their health care plans because of the President’s health care law.
“This latest announcement by the President is just more proof that the Affordable Care Act is an unworkable law. This decision provides much needed temporary reprieve for some but not all, while adding more uncertainty to the already volatile health insurance market place.
“Sadly, the decision seems more driven by politics than any genuine concern for the millions of Americans already hurt by this bad law. It is fundamentally unfair to provide an escape hatch for a select few while the cost of health insurance is skyrocketing for many others.
“The haphazard and blatantly political way the President has unilaterally delayed and modified this unworkable mess again and again shows we need to suspend the law for everyone. We need to start over with a plan to provide real, patient-centered, free market solutions. That is the only way to make health care more affordable for those who have insurance and for those who don’t.”