Republicans in the House of Representatives have refused to fund the government unless the Obama administration defunded or dismantled the Affordable Care Act, the republicans have shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans. Obama has said “hey demanded ransom just for doing their job.”
Under the Affordable Care Ac, companies cannot deny coverage based on a pre-existing medical condition, or impose lifetime coverage limits.
Starting in 2014, most Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and have until March to sign up for insurance plans.
The White House delayed online enrollment for small businesses until November, and postponed by a year a requirement for large employers to offer insurance to employees or pay a fine.