Rep. Byrne Responds to Obamacare Debacle

Rep. Byrne Responds to Obamacare Debacle

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Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne has issued a statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to push back the employer mandate contained within ObamaCare for small businesses by another year. The Administration granted an initial one year delay for all businesses in 2014. New regulations that were released Monday will push back the employer mandate for businesses with 50-99 employees until 2016.

Byrne said: “Whether it is the Congressional Budget Office finding that the equivalent of 2.3 million workers will leave the workforce because of ObamaCare, or the fact that millions of American families are experiencing dropped coverage, skyrocketing premiums, and ill-fitting plans, there is no question this law is just not working. Now, the Administration has admitted as such, pushing back the employer mandate requirement for small businesses by another year because they know this law is devastating to our economy and American small businesses.

“As my first legislative act as a United States Congressman, I cosponsored a conservative repeal-and-replace approach that will work through the markets to achieve greater access to care and coverage. The President has seen the numbers - he knows this law is broken. I call on him to do what is right for the American people and work with us to find market-based solutions to our healthcare problem.”

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