House passes one-year delay for employer, individual mandates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bills to delay the employer and individual mandates in Obamacare:
“Hoosier families know the negative impacts of Obamacare are stacking up. If businesses are pardoned from the employer mandate, then all Americans deserve to be excused from the individual mandate. After all, Americans are the building blocks of businesses. Our proud workforce consists of parents, single moms, young people, veterans, and seasoned employees, who should be exempt from the harmful provisions of Obamacare.
“Hoosiers are looking for commonsense solutions from Washington to revive the economy and create more jobs. When I speak with constituents, the health care law is repeatedly cited as a ball and chain for businesses and families trying to make ends meet. Obamacare causes uncertainty for many reasons, most recently forcing employers to cut hours and reduce pay for hardworking citizens.
“While I supported today’s votes, they are not a long-term solution. I will continue to work on permanently delaying the entire law to help families and restore confidence in the business community.”