Alexander Statement on Reports That States Will Be Given More Time to Comply with Obamacare

Posted on January 15, 2013

NASHVILLE, Jan. 15 - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on media reports that the administration will give states more time to comply with the new health-care law's requirement to set up state-run health-insurance exchanges:

“The problem with the health-care law’s requirement that states set up health-care exchanges isn’t that states need more time – it’s that the draft rules lack flexibility for states, and the health-care law itself is a poorly written, over-regulating law that never should have been passed in the first place. If we can’t repeal the law, we need to work together in Washington to fix it so states have flexibility and families have better access to affordable, high-quality care.”

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