Senator Joe Manchin bucked his own party this morning and slammed Obamacare’s “far-reaching tentacles and ramifications.” He also criticized it for running counter to American values.
Coming from a union-heavy state, Manchin expressed that union leaders are “concerned” about the law affecting employees’ hours and jobs, especially with the continued uncertainty of the law’s implementation and delays.
“There’s a lot of things that aren’t answered,” he said. “And it’s got to be addressed and fixed.”
Manchin said he would rather see changes that encourage and incentivize people to be healthy, because “everyone can’t have total, unlimited, unbridled access.”
“People have to be held accountable and responsible for their own health, just one size doesn’t fit all,” he said.
“This is not a trim job,” he said of the needed changes to the bill. “This is a pretty good haircut that has to be looked upon.”