Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Working on Bill that would Delay Obamacare Individual Mandate


What’s good for businesses should also be good for American individuals …

According to TPM, Democrat Senator from West Virginia Joe Manchin is working on a bill that would delay the “individual” mandate fir Obamacare for one year. After the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website,, and the fact that the site just does not work and is an embarrassing  joke … a delay in the individual mandate may be in order. It will be interesting to see if this bill gets traction with other Senate Democrats. The dominoes are starting to fall … More to the point, Democrats fear a backlash in 2014.


On second thought, maybe this Obamacare is a complete train wreck

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is working on legislation to effectively delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for one year, his office told TPM on Wednesday.

His spokesman, Jonathan Kott, said Manchin opposes a bill proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to delay the mandate for a more indefinite period of time while problems with the insurance exchanges persist.

Manchin is the second Democrat this week to call for a delay in the individual mandate. As reported earlier, Senator  Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voiced her support for a delay as well.

How about we just scrap the entire mess?

UPDATE I: Senate Dems Up for Re-Election in 2014 to Back Delay of Obamacare Enrollment Deadline.

These Democrats don’t care about the people, they are doing this to save their collective political a$$es and their power.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is up for re-election in 2014, wrote to Obama on Tuesday and asked him to delay the enrollment deadline for the individual mandate. “Given the existing problems with the website, I urge you to consider extending open enrollment beyond the current end date of March 31, 2014,” Shaheen wrote to the president. “Allowing extra time for consumers is critically important so they have the opportunity to become familiar with the website, survey their options and enroll.”

On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), who is facing a tough challenge in his 2014 re-election against Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), came out in support of Shaheen’s call for a delay of the individual mandate’s enrollment deadline. Pryor had previously been on record as supportive of the mandate as is.

Now, according to CNN’s Bash, the Democratic Party is coordinating an effort to support a delay in the individual mandate

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Working on Bill that would Delay Obamacare Individual Mandate”

    1. kashekamon on October 24th, 2013 5:13 am

      The entire mess should be scraped, shut it down. Don’t put an extension of time on a complete disaster. The only thing we need is for the critically ill to have medical insurance and not refuse or cancel someone with a pre-existing condition. Just leave everything else alone.

      The last thing we need is for companies to be forced to put their full-time employees on part-time. The gov’t demands are out of control as well as their decision to force a takeover on a person’s personal and private medical care. It’s none of their damn business. Too much gov’t, too much control.

    2. Fox News Poll: 60% of Voters Think ObamaCare Implementation is ‘a Joke’ | Scared Monkeys on October 24th, 2013 10:18 am

      [...] As Americans voice their displeasure with Obamacare disastrous rollout, many Democrats like Sens. Joe Manchin and Jeanne Shaheen are jumping ship and looking for political cover. They will not be the only [...]

    3. kashekamon on October 24th, 2013 10:19 am

      Flat out disgusting….beyond and way over, enough is enough. GET HIM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND ELIMINATE HIS MISUSE OF POWER.

      Get rid of his muslim and communist ways and beliefs. He’s a traitor, has a brother that is an active person in the muslim brotherhood supporting terrorism. Isn’t this considered an alert reflectng on alias obama(barry sorento)????

      Let’s see his sealed and hidden documents !!!!

    4. Johnj on October 24th, 2013 11:43 am

      Manchin’s a republican plant.
      SM: No, Manchin is a Democrat in a Republican state.

    5. Teresa on October 24th, 2013 12:17 pm

      I agree with Kashekamon! ditto ditto ditto

    6. Tom Wheaton on October 24th, 2013 9:05 pm

      What a waste of $520 billion dollars. This was Mr. Obama’s crowning accomplishment. Maybe he should learn that supervision is needed on any project this large. As a tax payer I want a rebate. Senator Durbin of Illinois is just as bad. All they do is pander to the poor and ignorant to get votes. No results, no better lifestyle, just more taxes. Welcome to the new America.

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