Leader Cantor: ObamaCare Problem Is Larger Than Website Failure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement in response to the President’s speech on ObamaCare:

"The Rose Garden isn't big enough to fit the millions of American families receiving letters in the mail that the health insurance they like is being cancelled or that their premiums and out-of-pocket expenses are going up yet again. The fact that the President is bringing in outside experts to work on the ObamaCare website is little comfort to the thousands of workers, including those at more than 100 school districts across the country, that have had their hours cut because of ObamaCare mandates.

"ObamaCare's problem is larger than a website failure, and it will take more than a 'tech surge' to fix it. The website does serve as stark evidence that the federal government is ill-equipped to centrally manage our nation's health care.

“The President should immediately instruct HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to testify in front of Congress this week on the status of the health care exchanges. The President should give his support to the bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives to provide the same break for working middle class Americans that he has already provided for big business and delay the individual mandate for one year. When you are unable to even access the ObamaCare website, waiving the penalty for signing up should not be controversial."

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