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Another good congress -- from the -- with us now.
-- says this delay was not political but it was practical.
Congressman welcome good to have you.
Thanks -- thanks for her mail for the first time you would probably heard much of what Republicans are saying timing is curious doing this under the cover of a holiday when no one's paying much attention is curious.
That this was all about saving democratic seats.
In the next election what he said.
I disagree we've already seen the thrust of the Affordable Care Act implement it millions of seniors have already saved.
Billions on the prescription drugs.
Millions of seniors and women have received free preventive services and now folks with preexisting conditions they'll be allowed to have.
-- Insurance when they weren't before and so this employer mandate.
I think it's wise to listen to the business community and you can't punish the president for talking to industry and then deciding that it would be best to wait a year and I think this shows that.
He heard the call from industry and he's going to.
Take the sensible decision of weigh in here.
Do you think you also looks -- polls say a majority of Americans now don't like it.
-- I the majority of Americans are already experience and and and one way.
Or another so it if you took any political hit it all for.
Allowing more and more Americans to have access to health care -- which I think polls show that it is popular.
That that had sort of been taken it's already been.
Implemented in many new waves -- Ontario do you wish you talked about reasonable response to what folks an industry are asking for -- does not.
Get rid of the requirement for the individual mandate this just that's back one year the important.
But you can understand where a lot of -- because on paper it does sound good to say those pre existing conditions are covered kids instead apparent policy judgment -- -- And there are a lot of people obviously support like -- what they don't like did some of the stuff that's transpired since and that but you've got a lot of people low wage workers who can't afford.
A lot of us even though -- told lake side and got a lot of people from this was intended one Wii -- -- our healthcare system.
Cool aren't so sure they wanna be a part of it and now.
That DD young workers who are going to be to buttress of of of being the financial foundation for that's.
Might be opting out of this would you at least acknowledge that something is gone -- here.
What -- -- I'm 32 years old I'm one of those young workers and I look at the numbers and I see that.
Health care costs for rising at about 10% a year and some years from now the rising at about three and a half percent so.
Since the Affordable Care Act create -- and items -- -- going to hands and doubled.
No no we're seeing overall health care costs are going down it's becoming.
-- -- -- -- -- health insurance increased eons have doubled and I'm just saying they continue to rise and our businesses.
One of the reasons you alluded to why the president wanted to push -- back is that they've been complaining.
But their cause -- -- substantially.
Where the president said he wants -- pushes back to allow the reporting requirements for.
Employers with fifty or more employees.
Britain have time to implement that so.
The employ the patients the employees themselves will still.
Receive health insurance employers or just not receive that two to 3000 dollar penalty that there have to pay if it was implemented now.
Congress that he had it interesting idea over is the latest say that.
-- congress on can vote they don't have to be it in the well of the house to vote or presumably in the senate.
The mobile voting so -- -- Oh but a lot of your critics have come out and -- wait a minute.
That's a way to make sure they're never they're doing their job they're just out on the hustings doing god knows what else and they can just vote remotely.
-- -- Sure and yeah I introduced with a Republican congressman Steve Pearce.
Mobile congress which would allow us on our noncontroversial bills to use our mobile devices and our district right now we spend so much time in Washington.
In -- gridlocked environment under the influence of lobbyists and I'm same.
I'm noncontroversial bills let's embrace the technology that the business community is using.
And vote remotely on the more controversial stuff like immigration reform.
Health care budgeting let's spend the time under the dome and the capital but.
Businesses for years -- -- video conferencing.
Military spouses communicate with video conferencing kids who are college -- -- -- their parents -- video -- so.
Let's have members in their district more on the non controversial stuff.
And when we have more substantive items let's have more meaningful conversations and Washington so it's time for congress to upgrade itself and embrace technology that everyone else is -- Congress and thank you very much very good idea -- hope you join us again.
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