Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills, The Fairness for American Families Act (H.R. 2668) and The Authority for Mandate Delay Act (H.R. 2667), which would delay the individual mandate and the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, respectively. Following passage of both pieces of legislation, Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement:
"I voted to delay implementation of Obamacare with the intention that in the next year we will scrap the worst law Congress has passed since Prohibition. This law represents the single largest peace-time tax increase on an already over-taxed American public. Obamacare destroys the relationship patients have with their doctors and puts bureaucrats in the middle. The impact of this law has cost workers their jobs, raised policy premiums and limited health options."
Rep. Gosar continued, "President Obama already admitted that his law was unworkable. Democrats have admitted it is a "train wreck" -- a phrase that insults train wrecks. Employers and labor unions agreed this law is misguided. As this train wreck plows full steam ahead toward the American people, I will make every effort to save my constituents from this disaster. Today's vote is a part of that effort."
Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. is a small business owner and dentist. Gosar owned and operated a dental office for more than 25 years before being elected to Congress. He is one of two dentists serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the GOP Doctors Caucus.