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October 28, 2013

Young, Coats push for health care delay

House already approved extension of deadline

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NEW ALBANY —

Some Senate Democrats spoke out this week, calling for the March 31 deadline to be extended until issues with the coverage, including enrollment problems, are addressed. 

“If we want this law to work, we’ve got to make it right, we’ve got to fix it,” Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., told the Associated Press last week. 

According to the AP, six Senate Democrats up for re-election next year have asked to delay the individual mandate deadline beyond March 31. 

The push by Coats and Young to delay implementation of the plan comes on the heels of a federal government shutdown that occurred largely over Republican attempts to block funding for the Affordable Care Act. 

Whether Congress ultimately approves the legislation or not, bringing Coats’ bill to the Senate floor for a vote will at least get Democrats on the record as to whether they support a delay of the plan, Young said. 

“If it doesn’t pass, it will almost certainly become an issue that their constituents will feel so strongly about that it could have some ramifications in 2014 as we hit an election year,” he said. “So there is a longer game at play here. For many of us it’s about trying to mitigate the pain that we feel like has been created by so many aspects of this law.” 

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