Congressman Messer’s Bill To Delay ACA Fines Until Website Fix

October 29, 2013
By

Sixth District Congressman Luke Messer made good on his promise to Hoosiers and filed a bill delaying the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate fines until the enrollment websites work.

“In an era when Google is making cars that drive themselves, it is inexcusable that the Federal Government spent three years and more than $500 million on a website that doesn’t work,” said Congressman Luke Messer in a press release. “That’s why I introduced H.R. 3358 to make sure the American people aren’t punished for the Administration’s mistakes.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi herself called the problems with the website “unacceptable.” And, while President Obama said from the Rose Garden, “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should,” Congressman Messer disagrees.

“The American people are the ones who should be mad,” he said. “They are the ones whose hard-earned tax dollars have been wasted and who still can’t go online and sign-up for the health care needed to comply with the individual mandate and avoid its steep fines.”

H.R. 3358:

  • Delays the individual mandate for people living in areas where their exchange website is not working.
  • Calls on the Government Accountability Office to establish standards for website functionality.
  • Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to certify functionality of exchange websites based on GAO established standards.
  • Delays Affordable Care Act fines until exchange websites are deemed functional.

Press Release

 

whats-happening-header
Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Dec
31
Wed
12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
Registration is open online 24/7 go to www.batesvillebaberuth.com and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
Feb
2
Mon
all-day Kindergarten Registration at Sun...
Kindergarten Registration at Sun...
Feb 2 – Mar 6 all-day
Children must be 5 by August 1, 2015 to enroll. Please stop in for a registration packet or you may also find it on our website at ses.sunmandearborn.k12.in.us Beside the registration packet, the schools need to see your original, county issued birth certificate along with a current immunization record.  
Feb
10
Tue
11:00 am Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm
Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  

View Calendar