Last summer, House Republicans sponsored a bill to delay the unpopular large employer mandate that would force big businesses to cover full time employees. It passed Congress but not the Senate.
President Obama, recognizing the Senate's diss, felt sorry for the House of Representatives and wanted to make it up to them. It's the least he could do for all the times the House had his back.
In July 2013, President Obama delayed the employer mandate himself using executive powers (e.g., super strength to cut red tape, x-ray vision to see through bureaucracy, and ice breath to freeze Russian assets).
Problem solved. Except one year later Congress approved House Speaker Boehner to sue the President for delaying the same mandate his party wanted to delay first.
In hindsight, the President could have avoided a suit from Congress if he used his executive powers and law degree to sue himself. A Kentucky man sued himself and won and he only had a boomerang, which came back, hit him on the head, and helped him win $300,000 from the insurance company.
How did Congress drop the ball, then blame Obama for picking it up and throwing it in Congress' net?
Originally, Obamacare's large employer mandate required compliance by 2014. Each business would be fined $2000 for each "full time" employee it didn't offer health insurance.
At the time, "full time" workers wrote to Congress, fearing big businesses would cut their hours or force layoffs to avoid compliance. Big businesses feared keeping workers "full time" and offering insurance would shrink profits and stunt growth.
President Obama delayed the mandate until 2015 in order to give businesses more time to prepare for the change. Despite the flexibility, conservatives argued the President was absusing executive powers to change Obamacare's dates in order for the law to work.
On July 30th, 2014 Boehner announced the President committed executive power overreach in Congress' eyes and would be sued. The following day, he begged the President to use the same executive powers he's getting sued for to fix the border crisis.
Of course the House delayed voting on the emergency immigration bill that would help fix the border crisis, but they did release "Immediate Steps the President Could Take to Start Solving the Border Crisis".
Who says the 113th Congress is the least productive in history? They're so productive they have to delay doing their job in order to spend time telling the President how to do his.
If you, unlike Congress, do your job but aren't offered health insurance at work, then you qualify for insurance on the Exchange (like Covered California) or off the Exchange (private insurance). Insurance plans on the Exchange offer financial assistance known as subsidies to those who qualify.
If your job offers employer coverage also known as group insurance, you don't qualify for insurance on the Exchange. You have the option to opt out of your employer coverage to get private insurance, but it may be more expensive.
Ask an agent how to find the most affordable, convenient plan for you. Don't delay. We won't sue you if you do.