Campaign-style ads, legislative votes to get politicians on the record, and bitter rhetoric are nothing new when it comes to electioneering. But these partisan plays are being utilized in the battle over Obamacare; a fight centered on the implementation of an already-passed law, not a congressional seat up for grabs.
"I think that the administration right now is in a triage mode. Seriously, they do not have the resources to implement all of the provisions on time," Washington and Lee University law professor Timothy Jost, a supporter of the ACA, testified Wednesday at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the delay in employer penalties.
In reaction to the delay and the change in income verification, Republicans are arguing that the Obamacare rollout is turning out to be the "train wreck" that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., warned of last April.