March 26, 2014
Senator Says Latest Obamacare Announcement Evidence of Why Individual Mandate Should Be Delayed
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today made the following statement regarding the administration’s announcement that it will extend the March 31 deadline for Obamacare enrollment:
“It is clear that two things do not matter to President Obama – deadlines and red lines. Whether it is health care or foreign policy, this administration continues to show a lack of resolve that is baffling.
“The latest Obamacare delay is just further evidence of why individuals should receive the same exemption the administration already has given to businesses. All Americans deserve the same protection from this law’s mandates.
“The goal of policymakers – Republican and Democrat – should be making health care more affordable and increasing access to quality care. Obamacare has failed to meet this goal, and it should be a priority of Congress to protect all Americans from a law that is failing to live up to its promises. I am working with my Senate colleagues to push for alternative solutions to replace the failing parts of Obamacare with real reforms that would benefit Hoosier families.”
Last September, Coats introduced legislation to delay Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates until 2015.