Dismantle & Repeal Obamacare
July 17, 2013
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—As most folks
across East Alabama may have seen recently on the news, the Obama
Administration announced it will delay the implementation of the Employer
Mandate provisions of Obamacare by a year.
The current law
requires companies with more than 50 employees to offer insurance to those who
work 30 or more hours a week or pay a penalty. I believe this provision, which
was supposed to begin in 2014, will further hurt small businesses and is
already having an effect on our economy.
Administration is in panic mode trying to implement this unworkable law.
Postponing the Employer Mandate is the latest in a series of delays and
president’s announcement, the House decided to support the delay along with a
vote to also delay the Individual Mandate.
There are at
least two approaches to undoing Obamacare: repeal it or delay key parts so that
the entire law becomes unworkable. While repealing it is my preferred choice –
and I have voted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare – defunding and delaying it are
also viable options. Congress should do both.
announcement of the most recent delay, I wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid (D-NV) to encourage him to bring a vote of full repeal to the Senate
states, “Without action from the United States Senate to permanently repeal
this unworkable law, our constituents will continue to face the uncertainty and
very possible negative effects of the Affordable Care Act.”
the Democratic-led Senate refuses to act. Because of their inaction, Americans
are stuck with uncertainty from the Administration.
It’s time the Senate put hard-working families first. Obamacare is a train
wreck, and America deserves better. By repealing Obamacare, Congress can debate
legislation that will help bring down the cost of health care while improving
I will continue
to fight against this poorly crafted, broken law.
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