The Obama administration has already delayed a few portions of the law in advance of its implementation date relating to the mandates that businesses pay for their employees’ insurance.
Such delays, Republicans say, prove that Obamacare is “not ready for prime time.”
“Now that it’s being implemented, it’s showing — this is the administration showing — that it’s not working and they are cherry picking what they are going to implement and what they’re not going to implement shows the law is not working,” said Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. “For us to ask for a delay is very reasonable.”
Holler said Monday that the debate doesn’t lose its focus; it just changes.
“The conversation has shifted,” he said. “That’s an important step before winning anything, that there’s an attention on the law that there deserves to be.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.