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-- -- key component of -- -- now on the back burner has the Obama administration makes a move to deploy the employer mandate another to delay the employer mandate another year so what's next.
For congress representative Tim Murphy the chairman of the commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations.
Joins us now congressman nice to see this morning.
Good morning great to -- with -- Big questions and our own Greta Van Susteren wrote -- opinion piece this week about the scary thing.
How long -- the administration know it was going to delay this mandate why wait until right before the holiday to do such a thing.
Was the administration planning this for months is that what you're trying to get to the bottom up.
Well it's an interesting tactic they use just before but it left town of Washington DC and -- news.
Program from going quiet for the fourth of July weekend why bring it up that well perhaps to bury the story may be.
But we have been asking questions about -- actually for several months in the energy and commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee.
Where what we found was there is many many problems with the health care bill.
But every time we brought someone from the administration to explain or perhaps tell us what they were doing -- handle the problems.
It looked a lot like that seen an animal house where Kevin Bacon is waving his hands and from day.
Crowd saying remain home all is well even though we knew there were problems going on.
Also the -- are Valerie Jarrett president's advisor -- -- -- I was looking off chemicals in my own -- camera out of this question whether or not Kevin Bacon was an animal house want to get to the bottom of that.
What's it was -- that you are he was all right he was six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
Valerie Jarrett congressman has said.
That this is gonna help.
-- this mandate delay will actually help small businesses get their stuff to get there get their paperwork together and implement all of this stuff so Valerie Jarrett has nothing to see here don't worry about it.
This is all good for the good for the economy and the government.
Well we do wish the administration were quick question on -- pass his health care bill without any of our input and now they're making several modifications to it.
I would certainly like to know what else they have in mind.
For example so it businesses have a waiver with regard to they don't have to pay a penalty for next here but they encourage businesses to still go ahead and do this.
What does this mean to the individual the individual mandate is still in place what happens if employee does not have insurance will they end up being responsible for -- fine.
Yet the administration is also announced some other individuals will have that fine -- for a year.
But there's still many questions in place we don't really have the exchange -- ready yet.
They're these things what -- ready October 1 so I've matured a whole health care bills ready to go and.
All well that's another side -- -- the exchange's right we were hearing from the administration that no don't worry about it there's not going to be too many people on these exchanges because of the mandate will have -- mandates in place now does this throw more people under the exchanges that as you point out aren't yet ready.
They're not ready and make more people may come on them.
I think that is a big concern but in some cases for example small business is number of choices you may have is limited to one.
And there are some questions of how much exchanges were really save money.
A recent announcement also that they'll be a three and a half percent tax levied on the exchanges.
Which of course we passed on to the consumers well I think it's going to be another 180 dollars a year or so for that.
For an individual.
But still we don't really know what's all in this and were only a couple months away from implementation and I think what's happening here is with all these problems.
The question we have is why now.
Why -- work with us on this is this also related to perhaps a 2014 elections -- with so many problems occurring that are looking to avoid other political problems.
Representative Tim Murphy thank you so much for educating on all of us this morning and helping me brush up on my animal house trivia.
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