WALORSKI STATEMENT ON OBAMACARE’S EMPLOYER MANDATE DELAY

Monday, February 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement after the Administration’s announcement that the employer mandate in Obamacare will be delayed for a second year, meaning employers with less than 100 employees will not have to provide health insurance in 2015:

“The Administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate—for the second time in less than a year—proves the fundamental provisions of this law are bad policies for American families and businesses.

“Just last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed that Obamacare will slow down the economy and incentivize millions of Americans to work less—moving our nation in the wrong direction.

“When it comes to Obamacare, Hoosiers do not want another Band-Aid. Instead, they want lawmakers to eliminate unworkable provisions, like the employer mandate, that prevent individuals from getting back into the workforce and supporting their families. It is time for the Obama Administration to face the music and listen to the American people, who want Washington to focus on commonsense solutions to improve our broken health care system without causing more damage to the economy.”

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