Baucus Calls Obamacare Site ‘Humpty Dumpty’; Open To Delaying Penalties

Baucus: 'It's not right to penalize people for mistakes the government's made'

Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.) said Friday the penalty for the individual mandate should be delayed if the "Humpty Dumpty" Obamacare website fails to be fixed in a timely manner.

"I think it makes better sense to see how much of this can be put together, how much Humpty Dumpty can be fixed in the next month," Baucus said in an interview with NewsTalk 730 KYYA. "And if it looks like Humpty Dumpty is not getting put back better together, then maybe we should start thinking about delaying the penalties. It's not right to penalize people for mistakes the government's made."