WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said President Obama's latest delay in the Affordable Care Act is too little, too late.
Thursday, the president announced a one-year delay in adopting more comprehensive coverage standards for policies sold under Obamacare. That was after hundreds of thousands of people had their insurance canceled because it didn't meet the new requirements.
Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said it was too late to help those who've been cut off -- and he again called for the repeal of the entire health law.
Obama recently apologized for the cancellations, after promising many times that if people liked their present insurance, they could keep it. Johnson sponsored a bill to convert that promise into a federal requirement.
Thursday, Johnson said, "Dumping this top-down, Washington-style monstrosity is the only way to save our health care system from permanent damage."
Meanwhile, officials said the latest turnabout would not have a major impact in Wisconsin. Deputy insurance commissioner Dan Schwartzer said the state allowed customers to renew their existing policies for one more year -- and many of the largest insurers offered that.