July 2, 2013

Another ObamaCare Glitch Thanks To Pryor’s “Right Vote”

The Obama administration announced that it will delay a “crucial provision of its signature health-care law” – the employer mandate – by a year, conveniently after the 2014 elections.

The Obama administration will delay a crucial provision of its signature health-care law, giving businesses an extra year to comply with a requirement that they provide their workers with insurance.

The government will postpone enforcement of the so-called employer mandate until 2015, after the congressional elections, the administration said yesterday. Under the provision, companies with 50 or more workers face a fine of as much as $3,000 per employee if they don’t offer affordable insurance.

Yet it was just almost exactly one month ago that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) stood by his vote for ObamaCare, saying it was ” the right vote” even with the concerns from the business community that have evidently played out.

KARK’s ROBBY BROCK: “The verdict is still out on Obamacare, we have seen a lot of premium increases at least being discussed if not already landing on some folks’ desks. There is reservations in the medical community there is, obviously, reservations in the business community about what is coming with the federal healthcare law. We see some trepidation with a variety of different circles there. Do you still stand by your vote for federal health care? What is your message to voters about why that is the right vote?” 

MARK PRYOR: “I do. I think it was the right vote. I think it was good for Arkansas.”