President Barack Obama's decision to allow insurers to extend existing health care plans for individuals through 2014 does not go far enough, according to Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.
Coats, a persistent critic of the Affordable Care Act, said Thursday in a statement that Obama and Congress should "start over on real, bipartisan reforms that deliver affordable, quality health care."
"Already, more than a dozen times, the president has changed, delayed or withdrawn parts of his own health care law," Coats said. "President Obama’s announcement today is yet another indication that the administration is beginning to see the reality of their disastrous, one-size-fits-all, government-run health care system."
Earlier Thursday, Coats made a floor speech in which he talked about a New Albany couple and a Lafayette woman who were told their health insurance policies were being canceled under coverage requirements stipulated by the Affordable Care Act.