Today Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to delay both the individual and employer mandates in the health care law until 2015. The delay votes come on the heels of the Obama Administration's recent announcement that the employer mandate will be delayed for one year after requests from the business community to stop implementation until 2015.
"Today the House of Representatives stood up on behalf of American families who know the healthcare law will increase their costs and decrease their quality of care. By delaying the employer mandate, the Obama Administration has admitted that the health care law is not ready for prime time--but adding insult to injury, the White House decided to ease the burden only for the business community. Working families trying to make ends meet in this tough economy should not have to carry the weight of this disastrous law by themselves.
"The veil has been lifted: the closer we get to implementation, Obamacare's problems only get worse.
"It is essential that we work to bring fairness to all Americans, protect individuals from this disastrous law and spare our economy from the Obamacare train wreck."