Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act.

Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.

Collins said these moves were all about fairness to the American people.

“We just felt in the house feel that it’s just not fair, especially when the individual is getting ready to be hit in this environment when the economy is still trying to recover”, said Collins. “We voted to delay the business and individual mandate, and put those both off for a year so the American people can have fairness.”

Collins went on to express that he feels the Affordable Healthcare Act is something that isn’t ready to be enacted.

“This is not republicans now saying this, the Senate Finance Chairman calls it a train wreck; candidates who are running on the democratic ticket have been backing away from it saying it needs massive overhaul”, said Collins. “This is something that is not ready for the American people, and it needs to be repealed, and we are continuing to look at that. We are also going to look at defunding, if we are going to put off the mandate, then why should we fund it for a year. There are a lot of different things to look at, but it really needs to be pulled out by the roots.”

Collins said he feels this is a step in the right direction, but stands by his preference for seeing the Affordable Healthcare Act repealed in its entirety.