Rep. Byrne Responds to Obamacare Debacle

Rep. Byrne Responds to Obamacare Debacle

Posted: Updated:

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.”

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

    Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:51:59 GMT
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
  • Girls Accused Of Torturing Tortoise

    Girls Accused Of Torturing Tortoise

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:15:07 GMT
    A disturbing case of animal cruelty involving a tortured tortoise. Authorities arrested two teenage girls for lighting a gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.
    A disturbing case of animal cruelty involving a tortured tortoise. Authorities arrested two teenage girls for lighting a gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.
  • Desperate For Painkillers, Man Self-Inflicted Injuries

    Desperate For Painkillers, Man Self-Inflicted Injuries

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:11:49 GMT
    The man has allegedly been hitchhiking across the country for the past four years under different names and admitting himself to as many as five hospitals per week to receive prescription medication.
    The man has allegedly been hitchhiking across the country for the past four years under different names and admitting himself to as many as five hospitals per week to receive prescription medication.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.