Local Politicans Continue To Share View On Healthcare Act

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

November 2, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – U.S. Senator Dan Coats continues to criticize Obamacare and enrollment website glitches.

In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R – Indiana) says that fixing the faulty Obamacare website isn't going to solve the deep and systemic problems plaguing the ill-conceived health care law.

Coats stated that, "While the President granted a one-year delay for employers who don't provide health insurance coverage to workers, he refuses to grant similar relief to individuals and families who must purchase their own health plans. This simply isn't fair."

Coats went on to say, "The failure of the Obamacare launch is just the tip of the iceberg, and unless we act, Americans will be stuck on board this Titanic. Despite all the problems, warning signs and broken promises, the President and Senate Democrats have decided to stick with Obamacare and continue to stick the American people with fines if they don't sign up."

Coats says he introduced a bill in September that would delay Obamacare mandates for a year.

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly (D – Indiana) stated two weeks ago, that although he finds the glitches in the website to be inexcusable, he still supports the Affordable Care Act.

Meanwhile, President Obama has hired tech experts to fix the problems. The administration says they expect the site to be fixed by the end of November.

According to reports, the majority of Democrats say they continue to support the healthcare mandate, but some also support delaying the enrollment period.




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