AFP-Florida Urges House Members to Vote to Delay ObamaCare Mandates

July 16, 2013

“A simple matter of fairness,” said state director O’Brien. 

TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity is urging House lawmakers to vote Yes on two bills coming to the floor tomorrow (Wednesday). The first, The Authority for Mandate Delay Act (H.R. 2667) would codify President Obama’s decision to delay the employer mandate under ObamaCare; the second, The Fairness for American Families Act (H.R. 2668) would extend the same delay to the individual mandate.

The Obama administration has shown through the employer mandate delay that the law passed in 2010 is simply unworkable; but despite that, they have yet to also grant a reprieve to individuals, pitting them against the well-being of average Americans who still don’t support the law.

AFP-Florida State Director Slade O’Brien released the following statement before the vote: 

“The Obama administration should not play politics by lending businesses a hand and leaving the rest of us in the dust. This is a simple matter of fairness. If large companies are going to get a reprieve from mandates and penalties, the average Floridian certainly deserves the same treatment.

“As premiums drift higher and the economy continues to struggle, the last thing hard-working Americans need is one more botched government program to pay for. While some in the Florida legislature still hope to push through an expansion of Medicaid, I’m pleased to see that seriously addressing the law’s fatal flaws is a priority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“With each passing day, it becomes clearer that ObamaCare is bad medicine for Florida and for the country. In light of this calamity of a rollout, it’s only responsible that the key provisions of the law be delayed, and ultimately, repealed entirely.”

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