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September 21, 2013

Gibson bucks, backs party in two votes


Gibson, commenting on his vote to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act, said he believes the implementation of the program should be postponed to January 2015, arguing that “there are certain aspects of this law that are not ready.”

He also questioned the President’s decision to delay implementing of mandates as they apply to employers but not to citizens.

“We should have the same standards for the American people as we have for Big Business,” said Gibson.

Addressing a gathering at a Ford plant on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Obama rebuked the Republicans who tried to take funding from the Affordable Care Act, saying: “They’re not focused on you. They’re focused on politics. They’re focused on trying to mess with me. They’re not focused on you.”

But Gibson said there are now documented flaws in the software that would be relied upon in launching the insurance marketplaces, saying the technology fails to determine with reliability just how much people will need to pay for their health care coverage.

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