Norquist Calls for One-Year Obamacare Delay

Though he and Obamacare Repeal Coalition would prefer it be gone entirely


Members of the Obamacare Repeal Coalition — including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist — sent a letter appealing to congressional Republican leaders to demand a one-year delay on all 2014 provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as a bare minimum to a final deal.

Americans for Tax Reform posted a copy of the letter on its website Wednesday saying, "With the clock ticking to open enrollment on October 1, it is abundantly clear to members of the Repeal Coalition that the structure at the heart of PPACA is simply not ready."

"To help the American people avoid getting hit by what Senator Max Baucus memorably referred to as 'a huge train wreck coming down,' we … urge you to insist on, at minimum as part of any final deal, a one-year delay of all 2014 provisions … in the upcoming [continuing resolution] and in fiscal negotiations with the White House," the letter read, before detailing exactly why the mandates, subsidies and taxes should be included in the delay.