WASHINGTON - Thursday, Democrat U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with his party and agreed that it would make sense to delay implementing Obamacare until 2015. According to a report, Manchin has come out in favor of delaying the mandate for individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.
“There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin told the attendees of a Bloomberg Government breakfast when asked if he would support a mandate delay. “It’s very reasonable and sensible.”
Republicans are saying if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to avoid shutting down the government, Senate Democrats and the President will need to consider delaying Obamacare a year.