Sebelius Unable to Say Why Business, Not Individuals, Given Obamacare Delay
10:48 AM, Oct 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last night, Jon Stewart asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a simple question: Why was business given the opportunity to delay Obamacare, but individuals were not?
"But if I'm an individual, I'm wondering -- well, an individual who doesn't want this, because there are individuals who clearly that want this -- but if I'm an individual that doesn't want this, it would be hard for me to look at a big business getting a waiver and not having to do it, and me having to, because I would think, Well, gee, it looks like because I don't have a lobbying group," Steward asked. "I would feel like you were favoring big business because they lobbied you to delay it because they didn't want to do it this year, but you're not allowing individuals that same courtesy."
After a back-and-forth, which consisted of Stewart asking that simple question and Sebelius trying to avoid answering that question, Sebelius makes the argument that actually individuals can delay it if they pay a fine:
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