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.

The Obama Administration is in panic mode trying to implement this unworkable law. Postponing the Employer Mandate is the latest in a series of delays and setbacks.

After the 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.

After the 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 floor.

The letter 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.”

Unfortunately, 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 its quality.

I will continue to fight against this poorly crafted, broken law.

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