"These individuals should not be punished, either through a tax penalty or lack of coverage, because of ongoing technical or process challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act," Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said.
Health reform implementation
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Monday that the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) rule allowing congressional staffers to receive employer-subsidized healthcare was a “stunning disregard for the law.”
Investigators found she solicited assistance from three groups regulated by HHS.
Some states have extended sign-up deadlines.
A department spokeswoman quashed speculation that began with a New York Times report this week.
Rep. Stephen Lynch, who opposed the law, said it might cost Democrats the Senate in November.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) called President Obama’s announcement that 8 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare a “victory lap” that was an “insult” to those who lost the coverage they had before the law was enacted.
As ObamaCare enters its fifth year, big questions remain about how the law is working.
Republicans say Census's action will obscure the effects of ObamaCare on insurance coverage.
The number represented sign-ups on the marketplaces so far.