WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced its ObamaCare website would need to be taken offline this weekend to address widespread malfunctions.
“The news that its enrollment system is already going offline confirms that the launch of the president’s health care law has been an unmitigated disaster. What the administration wanted to dismiss as simple glitches have turned out to be a system-wide failure. The White House cannot even say how many Americans were able to navigate the fatally-flawed system to actually enroll in a plan. This announcement is more proof that we need to delay the law and provide basic fairness, just as Republicans have called for. How can this administration tax individuals for not purchasing a product from a website that doesn’t even work? We should not ask American families to comply with these onerous mandates, especially when big businesses have already been given exemptions. We need fairness for all.”