WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month the Obama Administration announced it would delay by one year the employer health care mandate within the Affordable Care Act that was scheduled to go into effect in 2014. In response to this delay, the U.S. House of Representatives, with Alaskan Congressman Don Young's support, passed H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, and H.R. 2668 the Fairness for American Families Act, to actually provide the President with the authority to issue the delay for businesses and extend this same relief to individuals.
“After nearly three years of trying to implement one of the worst bills Congress has ever passed, the Administration finally admitted that enforcing the employer mandate next year would put an impossible burden on businesses,” Rep. Young said. “Today, the House passed two pieces of legislation to reinforce this belief while also extending relief to American households. It’s only fair to extend the same break to American households that the President believes employers deserve.”
“While I, and a majority of my colleagues in the House, continue to advocate for full repeal, it is unfortunate the Democrat controlled Senate has remained determined to defend the President's ill-fated attempt at healthcare reform.”