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But the White House is announcing a year long delay for a key pieced of president Obama's health care -- the move pushes back the requirement.
For businesses to provide health insurance to employees or pay a penalty until after the mid term election.
The National Journal is arguing the delay may work against some Democrats saying quote.
The decision will still be politically useful to the health laws political foes who are now paving the administration as incompetent.
A flood of press releases Tuesday night described the law as unworkable.
Eight trained -- And the delay as evidence that all of obamacare should be taken off the books.
Quote this is a clear acknowledgment that the law is unworkable and it underscores the need to repeal the law and replace it.
Said house speaker John Boehner in a statement.
Juan Williams is -- Fox News political analyst he joins us now with his reaction how much of a setback.
He is this for the White House and I might add you know Democrats have ripped into this -- you know.
Jay Rockefeller -- -- called it incomprehensible.
And famously Max Baucus a Democrat said it's a train -- Well I think in both cases you have people who think -- the White House needs to do more to get out there and sell it -- it.
What happened did I yesterday with that announcement Greg was without a doubt a significant step backwards.
For the Obama care effort.
And I think it's a real victory for people who have been seeking to undermine it in and people who were opposed to it and you know Republicans have been uniform.
In saying they don't like it they don't want they don't have an agenda of their own on this front but they've been clear in their opposition and for the opposition this is definitely fed the fire.
But what -- politically -- I mean it's it's pretty obvious that this thing is being delayed.
Until after the mid term elections that's mighty convenient isn't it -- No doubt about it Greg and I think they're part of that is about the mid terms.
And about trying to limit the damage to Democrats.
As they are out there on the campaign trail member for the last two cycles what we've seen is that obamacare has been a major major issue certainly with a major issue.
In 2010 when we saw Republican -- It was that's less than an issue during the last presidential election 2012.
Because Mitt Romney was an advocate of much of the same kind of health care proposal the one he put in place in Massachusetts.
What you that can hide the fact that at the state.
And local congressional level it was still an issue and if you look at the polls right now it remains -- divisive issue.
It's not overwhelming but it's pretty clear.
There's substantial opposition to this law so now the idea of pushing back especially on number this is pushing back the reporting for.
The big businesses line and so a lot of opposition was coming from the business community from the US chamber -- you know that's not going to be there and it.
And it's not just this I mean health care exchanges are a mess the GAO -- -- did a study.
And found that 85%.
Of the health care exchanges are way way behind.
And then you -- the Wall Street Journal lead story on Monday they did around study and they found that for tens of millions of healthy Americans.
They're gonna have sticker shock double and triple the premiums.
Which is in line with the -- -- study -- Stanford University.
I mean my goodness I'm the political fallout for this one when people start getting you know their premium notices.
It's gonna be stunning.
Not -- hold on I mean I think some of that is true but a little bit of it is -- What you've got -- the situation the Wall Street Journal revealed where healthy nonsmoking male I believe -- age forty.
It's gonna have to pay a higher premium just what you described.
But remember 85% of the country 5% of Americans have health insurance we're not gonna be affected.
But with someone who is in that situation buying short term insurance they're going to be effective.
But again this would allow people.
Who don't have health insurance who have preexisting conditions to also be covered because insurance companies gonna have to cover those people.
But in terms of the politics -- what we're talking about this morning this -- -- big setback for the Obama administration and a huge victory.
For all the critics that's why all the Republicans are running out there that you press releases and you see the Democrats scurrying to get how hard.
One Williams could see one thanks so much you're welcome Greg --
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