Americans for Prosperity Responds to ACA Mandate Delay

February 10, 2014

Arlington, VA — Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for health care freedom, responded to the White House’s announcement that it would delay the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2016.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said the following: “The bad news about ObamaCare continues to pile up. Last week, the CBO reported that the ACA would cost the nation the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs. Now, we’re learning that the President has decided to delay another one of the law’s key provisions. This is a red flag. It’s clear that ObamaCare is nowhere near ready for prime time.

“President Obama needs to stop picking and choosing which parts of the law to implement or push back. The White House should delay or repeal the law in its entirety to protect all Americans from its negative consequences, which include cancelled policies, rising premiums, and lost access to doctors.”

Americans for Prosperity launched www.JustExempt.Me in 2013 to highlight the Obama administration’s efforts to unfairly issue certain groups and individuals special exemptions from ObamaCare.

“The American people deserve an exemption of their own.” Phillips said. “President Obama’s piecemeal approach to implementing what’s supposed to be his landmark legislation is unfair and unjust. Americans deserve better.”

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