“If it’s so much more expensive than what we anticipated and if the coverage is not as good as what we had, you’ve got a complete meltdown at that time,” Manchin said.
“It falls under its own weight if the cost becomes more than we can absorb."
Manchin also said Obamacare was “probably not” the right way to address the health care situation in the U.S., but was a step in the right direction. He is co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., that would delay the individual mandate for one year since the website for Americans to purchase health insurance is not working correctly.
The Obama administration delayed imposing the individual mandate by executive action for Americans whose health insurance plans were cancelled under the law.