“Is it fair for the president to give American businesses an exemption from the health law’s mandates, without giving the same break to individuals and families across the country?” asked Speaker Boehner today. “Hell no it isn’t.”
That’s why the House will vote next week on back-to-back bills to delay the ObamaCare employer mandate and the ObamaCare individual mandate, providing relief to all Americans.
The Authority for Mandate Delay Act (H.R. 2667) by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) will delay implementation of ObamaCare’s mandate on businesses. And the Fairness for American Families Act (H.R. 2668) by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) would provide relief to the rest of America by delaying the individual mandate.
This is a basic matter of fairness. The president’s decision means “[i]f you’re a big bank or a financial company, you don’t have to comply with ObamCare next year,” said Boehner. “But if you’re a single parent trying to make ends meet, there’s no exemption for you. And if you’re a big government contractor, you don’t have to comply with the ObamaCare mandate next year. But if you’re a family of four in Ohio, you do – or you get taxed.”
“It’s unfair to protect big businesses from ObamaCare, but not individuals and families,” he said.
“According to Kaiser’s latest polling, Americans think Obamacare will be bad for themselves and bad for their country,” reported The Weekly Standard. And according to The Hill, “[a] new survey finds only 12 percent of respondents support implementing ObamaCare’s individual mandate…”
You can read both pieces of next week's legislation below: