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Governor Pence supports Obamacare delay following shutdown


Indiana Governor Mike Pence said he still assessing the affects of the federal government shutdown. Pence was in South Bend Tuesday attending an economic development meeting.

He believes that trying to delay Obamacare is a good thing. "I believe that efforts to delay the implementation of Obamacare and also efforts to reduce the negative impact of Obamacare on our economy are worthwhile," says Pence.

Governor Pence did say that he is planning to pay employees of the Indiana National Guard. "Civilian employees of the Indiana National Guard will continue to be paid, we will essentially front those funds and seek reimbursement from the federal government in the future," says Pence.

He also had some strong comments about the Medical Device Tax saying, "I took time yesterday to communicate to members of the United States Senate my strong support for the repeal of the Medical Device Tax. Nearly 50 percent of the medical device industry in the world is here in Indiana. When Obamacare included a tax increase on medical devices that was particularly harmful to industries that employ some 20,000 Hoosiers."

Pence did say he was happy to see President Obama take action to pay active duty military.

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