According to today's report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) favors putting pressure on President Barack Obama to delay the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) instead of withholding funding for it in the upcoming budget vote.
"The main pushback has been out of the administration. Are we pushing back? You bet we are. Because if you take any one component out of this, the whole thing doesn't work," Price said. "The delay for a year is a solution."
Some Republicans, when visiting constituents in their districts, have expressed their support for defunding Obamacare.
Naturally, Democrats would never support a bill that doesn't budget for ACA hence such action would result in a government shutdown.
While Price said that he's not opposed to defunding the law, he views delaying it as a more realistic solution.
The Georgia congressman said that careful negotiations with the President, who has already delayed parts of the law, and some congressional Democrats, might allow for delaying the October deadline for creation of the insurance exchanges.
Click here to read AJC's Political Insider report.