Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement today after introducing "The Jobs and Premium Protection Act":
"The President's health care law is full of hidden tax increases. Beginning in 2014, millions of American small businesses will be subjected to a new health insurance tax (HIT) coming at a cost over $100 billion. This tax will close many small businesses and kill jobs once implemented. The HIT will cost each affected family an average of $5,000 in higher premiums over the next decade. The Jobs and Premium Protection Act prevents premium increases for small businesses and protects jobs by repealing this unfair tax. It keeps more money in the hands of small business owners and employees instead of levying higher taxes on job creators and American workers. I encourage my colleagues to join in honoring our commitment to protect small businesses and the millions of workers and families depending on them."