AUGUSTA – Republican Gov. Paul R. LePage on Wednesday said President Barack Obama’s decision to delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate validates criticisms that the controversial health care overhaul, also known as ObamaCare, will be devastating for businesses.
“I have said all along that ObamaCare will drive up costs and bury both businesses and families in more government regulation,” LePage said in a statement.
“It is good to see Washington finally recognize more major problems with this law,” he said. “It is time Congress and the President repeal ObamaCare and give each state the flexibility we need.”
“It is the first step in saving our country.”
LePage’s likely Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, voted for ObamaCare — a risky vote in exchange for which he reportedly received political favors from the Obama Administration.
While the delay of the employer mandate will perhaps give cover to Democrats through the coming midterm elections, Michaud will undoubtedly be forced to explain his support for a controversial proposal that is proving to be quite the train wreck.
Maine Wire Reporter