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MoveOn.org members have launched petitions against 14 Democrats– including Arizona’s Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema and Ann Kirkpatrick– for siding with Republicans in their vote to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act from 2014 to 2015.
According to The Hill, these members were targeted with MoveOn.org petitions: Reps. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Bill Enyart (D-Ill.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).
From The Hill…
The GOP held a vote to delay the individual mandate after the Obama administration announced that it would not require larger employers to offer health insurance until 2015, one year later than originally planned.
Republicans argued individuals deserve one year of relief from the requirement to carry health insurance since larger employers were given flexibility under their own mandate.
The bill to delay the individual mandate passed 251-174 on July 17, with 22 Democrats voting yes.
Dems who opposed the measure said it would seriously raise healthcare premiums and imperil the Affordable Care Act.
Both Sinema and Kirkpatrick are members of the bipartisan group of freshman– the United Solutions Caucus.