House Republicans are seeking to avoid a government shutdown by pushing for what President Obama has already given to other constituencies – a negotiation and the one year delay of the insurance mandate in Obamacare.
President Obama unilaterally delayed the mandate for businesses, but not individuals, in July. Reported the Huffington Post at the time:
Employers who don’t provide health insurance will be spared penalties of up to $3,000 per worker until 2015, a one-year delay of a major component of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday.
Not only that, but the Obama administration is making other delays for businesses, while still attacking Republicans for demanding that individuals get the same treatment. As BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kacyzinkski noted last week: