The Senate started debating Monday on a budget bill to keep the government funded. The House passed its version last week that attempts to de-fund Obamacare. But the Senate will try to strip that provision out of its bill before sending it back to the House.
One of the main issues Republicans have with Obamacare is the employer mandate, which would force some businesses to save move some of their full-time employees to part-time status in order to save on healthcare costs.
Congressman Duffy of Wisconsin’s 7th District says that change will not help middle class workers continue their everyday lives.
“We’re seeing premiums increase, we want to make sure we have something that’s actually going to work for people, not make it harder,” Duffy explained, “that is what I’m going to continue to fight, to keep the government open, but getting Obamacare to be delayed or stalled.”
Congressman Duffy says neither side can dig in their heels; they need to find a common ground so the American people are the winners. He says while he has reservations regarding Obamacare, one of his top priorities will be avoiding a government shutdown.
While many people are wondering why this process is taking so long, Congressman Duffy says it is better to hash out all the differences before making a decision.
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