JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After the Obama administration announced it would be delaying the implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act we're hearing from a local representative who says it may create more questions than answers.
"Not only with this law but I think with the Adminstration's ethos in terms of consistent application of the law," says Congressman Ron DeSantis, who represents Florida 6th District, which covers the southern part of St. Johns County.
DeSantis says the delay is a reprieve for businesses who might have had to lay off employees due to the implementation of the law but he says he's not sure the Obama administration has the authority to just suspend the law.
"People knew that it was going to be costly and it was going to cost jobs," he says.
DeSantis says when it comes time to appropriate money next year for the law he'll be one of the people trying to defund it because he doesn't think that businesses should get a break while the individual does not.
"What's good for the goose should be good for the gander. Why should we say businesses should get a reprieve when the individual does not."
DeSantis did express some concern about whether the executive branch had the authority to just delay the law.