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Kline, Roe Statements on Latest Unilateral ObamaCare Delay

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) released the following statements after the Obama administration announced its latest ObamaCare delay:  

“Another unilateral delay of the employer mandate further proves the president’s health care law is a threat to our nation’s workplaces,” said Chairman Kline. “Whether the employer mandate is enforced now or ten years from now, it will destroy jobs and reduce the take-home pay of working families. All Americans deserve permanent reprieve from this fatally flawed health care law. Instead of picking winners and losers through executive fiat, the president should work with Congress to scrap the law and replace it with responsible reforms the American people can support.” 

“I wish I could say I was surprised that the administration has once again bypassed Congress to implement another Obamacare delay, but I’m not,” said Rep. Roe. “The president still refuses to give the same protections to families as he’s giving to big business, but he’s also refusing employers the certainty they need to get back to doing what they do best: running their businesses. It’s both unfortunate and unacceptable that the president chooses to use his ‘pen’ instead of working with Congress and I’m disappointed that this is how President Obama chooses to govern. With each delay, it becomes more and more clear that this law is unworkable and needs to be replaced with patient-centered reform.” 

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