Sen. Marco Rubio says the growing problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act prove the federal government is incapable of launching such a massive program.
“This thing is a disaster. Every day is going to bring more bad news. To begin with, the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of doing all this and . . . it can’t do a good job of it, as you’re well seeing,” Rubio, a Florida Republican, told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“The federal government just is not capable of doing projects of this magnitude and in an effective way,” he said Wednesday.
Rubio has proposed legislation that would delay punishment for being uninsured until the website is working properly for six months.
“I mean to be clear, I want to get rid of the whole thing and repeal it, and ultimately that’s going to happen. In the interim, I certainly feel like we have an obligation to protect people from the harmful effects that a lot of this law is having,” he said.
“It’s fundamentally unfair that the government will be able to fine you and tax you for not buying health insurance if the website that they’re touting and asking you to work not only doesn’t work but it’s giving inaccurate information.”
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