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King reacts to health care reform delay


The Obama Administration said it will now wait an extra year, until 2015, to begin penalizing companies that don't offer workers health care coverage.

Western Iowa congressman Steve King calls the President's health care reform law a 'train wreck.'  The Republican wants it "one-hundred percent repealed."

"If the Republican party puts out a statement that they are for a permanent delay, I interpret a permanent delay to mean actually a repeal and that would be the permanent repeal that we may have," says King.  "But in any case, even though I oppose the policy, the law requires that it be implemented.  The President simply does not have the authority to waive the law that he signed in.  He doesn't have the authority to waive a law that's on the books, period," says King.

King says only Congress can waive the implementation of the "Affordable Healthcare Act," and it would be unconstitutional for the President to do so.

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