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Kline, Roe Praise Passage of Legislation to Delay ObamaCare Mandates

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) released the following statements today after the House passed legislation that would delay enforcement of the health care law’s employer mandate (H.R. 2667) and individual mandate (H.R. 2668) for one year:

“The president wants the American people to believe the government just needs more time to get ObamaCare right. But let’s be honest: No amount of time or bureaucratic tinkering can fix this fatally flawed law,” said Chairman Kline. “It isn’t right to deny families the same relief available to businesses. Today the House has taken action to ensure all Americans receive some reprieve from the job-destroying health care law. This important legislation will help dismantle a law that is destroying jobs and raising health care costs, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to approve these critical proposals without delay.”

“Simply put, ObamaCare is unworkable. I was extremely disappointed to see the administration give protection to businesses by delaying the employer mandate while still requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. If the president believes employers deserve protection and flexibility from his health law, why doesn’t he share the same concern for all Americans?” said Rep. Roe. “The legislation passed in the House today will further protect the American people from the harm being done by Obamacare, and  will make certain there is no favoritism of businesses over individuals – both of whom are facing harmful outcomes because of the law."

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