Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) tonight released the following statement after the Obama administration announced it will delay the penalties for employers who do not provide health insurance coverage to workers, but that penalties on individuals not purchasing insurance would still apply:
"This news is evidence that even the Obama administration is realizing the coming train wreck of its own health care law. While the administration has conveniently delayed this job-killing mandate on employers until after the 2014 elections, Obamacare remains an unwanted burden on Hoosier families and individuals. Rather than delay a bad policy, all Americans should be permanently exempted from Obamacare's taxes and mandates. We need to repeal the deeply flawed health care law and replace it with step-by-step reforms that actually lower costs and put patients, not bureaucrats, in charge of their own health care decisions."