Issa: Latest Delay Shows Administration Unprepared for Obamacare Rollout

Published: Sep 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to reports that the Administration will delay online enrollment for small-business exchanges.

“While President Obama was busy telling Americans that an increasingly unpopular law is ‘here to stay,’ ‘sources’ from his Administration were telling reporters that there would be yet another delay, this one denying small businesses the ability to enroll online through insurance exchanges. We already know that Obamacare is expensive, confusing, and raising health insurance costs for ordinary Americans. It is obvious that the Administration is just as unprepared for Obamacare’s October 1st start date as the rest of the country. So far the White House has issued delay after delay for parts of the law they find inconvenient, however, American families and individuals who will bear the brunt of the law have gotten no such relief.”

The Oversight Committee issued a staff report which found the Navigators and Assisters programs designed to enroll Americans in Obamacare pose huge risks for fraud, identity theft and lack proper safeguard to protect sensitive, personal information. You can read the full report here.