Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after legislation he introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, "The Jobs and Premium Protection Act," was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) earlier today. The legislation stops a new health insurance tax (HIT) from being implemented as a result of Obamacare:
"I'm grateful for Senator Barrasso's and Senator Hatch's leadership to introduce this legislation in the U.S. Senate. We now have support in both chambers of Congress and are one step closer to making this legislation law. The health insurance tax (HIT), soon to be implemented by Obamacare, will increase the cost of coverage for many small businesses and families. This legislation stops the HIT by keeping more money in the hands of job creators so they can expand and hire more American workers. I encourage Members of the Senate to join in our cause to protect small businesses and the millions of workers and families depending on them."