The start date for enrolling in the Affordable Care Act is Oct. 1. As the nation gets closer to that date, activists who want to defund Obamacare are putting more pressure on legislators.
On Tuesday, a throng of protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., for an event called Exempt America.
The lineup of speakers included Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and other Tea Party heavyweights.
The protest comes as a report by the Congressional Budget Office says delaying the Obamacare individual mandate would save the government $35 billion over 10 years.
Will conservatives make any progress before October when the health care enrollment begins? Penny Starr, with CNS-News, answers this and more on CBN Newswatch, Sept. 9.
A Republican-led bill seeks to delay by one year the requirement that individuals purchase approved health coverage.
The CBO report estimates the bulk of those savings would come in during the 2014-2015 fiscal years. It also notes that the number of people without insurance would increase by 11 million in 2014.
David Bozell is executive director of ForAmerica, one of the groups hosting the event. He talked more about the effort to defund Obamacare on CBN News Channel Morning News, Sept. 10: