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But first awaiting some new action on Capitol Hill today with the intention to delay implementation and two key provisions of Obama care great to have you with -- everybody I'm generally.
And I'm John Scott as early -- this afternoon -- Republican controlled house could vote on a pair of bills that post -- only individual and employer mandates.
Now by law each mandate respectively.
Requires individual Americans and businesses to buy health insurance next year or face government penalties.
Just an hour ago the health subcommittee.
Of the powerful Ways and Means Committee in the house first started hearing about delaying the employer mandate.
Meanwhile today New York's governor said that people buying health insurance on their own his State's.
We'll see the cost of premiums plummet next year as obamacare takes effect.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen is live in our nation's capital.
Not all Republicans are thrilled James with the scheduling of this pair of votes on the house floor walk.
Well John the most implacable Republican foes of Obama care of argued that.
Voting to delay an additional provision of the -- sends the wrong message amounts effectively to an endorsement of Obama care.
Let's take you live to -- 11100 of longworth house office building where testifying before the health subcommittee of ways and means.
Is a top Treasury Department official -- -- -- Who has spent his first hour in the witness chair in part defending the Obama administration's decision earlier this month.
To delay by one year the mandate on employers to provide health care insurance under the obamacare law.
The Democrats today have mused aloud about why the GOP is so opposed to a delay that was granted in part.
To respond to pleas from business owners.
The GOP chairman of the health subcommittee has responded this previously -- trying to go the administration one further.
If the government mandate to buy insurance has been postponed for businesses and labor unions.
Out of fairness.
Shouldn't be postponed for families and individuals as well.
Meanwhile the White House continues to suggest obamacare will be ready on October 1 the stunning delay of employer mandate calls that into question.
Republicans have also cited the impact of these delays on federal revenue collection in the US debt John.
Isn't this actually at a second hearing by the house ways and means panel on the subject James and it is that right and the White House hasn't really come out swinging against it.
That's right aides to President Obama note that this delay in the employer mandate will only affect about 4% of all employers in the country who have more than fifty workers.
Of course the secretary of health and human services Kathleen Sebelius had previously testified that obamacare was rolling out on schedule.
Despite the -- white house Press Secretary Jay Carney has challenged the Republicans to sketch out.
What might -- -- beyond this afternoon's back to back votes.
When you saw some of the members who support repeal.
And and oppose the implementation not just of the employer mandate that the individual.
They have no answer to what would happen if that if that is if repeal works take place.
One out of two Americans half the people in this room have a preexisting condition.
The Republican answer to that.
Tough -- We expect today's series of votes in the house which will likely be dead on arrival in the democratic controlled senate.
To wrap up shortly before 6 PM eastern time if that happened that would be fortuitous viewers truly.
John agenda because it would mean that there would be a resolution to today's votes.
Just before I report on this for special report but there at 6 eastern I know we're all pulling for that.
And then you managed to work that billboard in your own report good for you James Rosen.
Why don't want to.
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