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Obamacare Delay: What It Would Mean for Taxpayers
September 20, 2013
As the deadline for many of the requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) approaches, new reports of unforeseen costs and regulatory complexities have come to light with seemingly increasing frequency. As Congress debates key provisions of the budget, many have called for a full or partial repeal of the ACA, and the White House itself recently delayed requirements for companies with more than 50 full-time employees to offer health coverage (or contribute to insurance exchange funds).
In this week's edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTUF examined a bill by Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) and Senator Daniel Coats (R-IN) that would affirm the White House's decision as law, as well as delay the Act's individual mandate for another year. The legislators' bills -- H.R. 2668 & S. 1488, respectively -- would postpone outlays scheduled to go towards new Medicaid funding, health exchange subsidies, and other administrative measures that the Congressional Budget Office estimated would amount to $28 billion in savings over the 2014-2018 timeframe.
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