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-- another delay for obamacare to tell you that this time the computer glitch will give smokers a break on penalties.
For at least a year meanwhile Republican leaders there arguing that delaying the requirement for businesses to provide insurance.
Is unfair for individuals.
Elizabeth -- joins us now live from Washington with the latest this morning good morning Elizabeth.
Good morning Heather well you're right ankle it's may impact -- -- insurance companies charge smokers so.
To break it down the administration's that -- computers cannot deal with any different than smokers penalty.
Depending on his or her -- for the glitz can't verify -- handle the insurers discretion to charge let's say.
A younger smoke or a smaller penalty than a lifelong smoker whose health costs are probably much more expensive.
Because of the way the IT systems are structured.
Variation there can be in the surcharge for older -- for smokers verses younger smokers.
Ultimately what this means is that older smokers who have been smoking for decades.
Are going to get the same surcharge on their premium.
As a younger smoker would get.
So let's talk about the reaction -- on one hand the administration says the piece of legislation like this need to be implemented responsibly and flexible.
On the other hand you have some Republican lawmakers who say.
This as well as the fact that some large employers are also seeing a delay implementation.
Mean the president to grant every body of reprieve from the health care mandates.
Suggesting that recent decisions to delay only businesses would be unfair.
Here we have the White House and this president.
Coming down on the side of big business.
But what about the rest of us what about the rest of the American people left out in the cold left to be hanging with -- -- mandate.
To apply to individuals.
Again not a fair and just outcome.
So house lawmakers spelling out their concerns in a letter to the administration just yesterday.
Meanwhile democratic senator Jerry Moran says hello introduce -- he will last night introduce a bill to bill -- individual mandate until 2015.
To match the administration's delay of the employer mandates -- And Elizabeth -- -- course this morning thanking.
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