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Price Responds to Delay in Enforcement of Employer Mandate


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), responded to the announcement by the Obama Administration that it will delay the enforcement of the employer mandate of the president's health care law, saying:

"Today's decision by the Obama Administration to delay the implementation of the employer mandate is, in fact, an admission that this law is simply too overreaching, too intrusive, too unworkable and too destructive to the American people. If they can't manage to enforce their own law after three years of preparation, what does this say about their ability to actually deliver health care?

"By its nature, President Obama's health care law is destructive to job creation, and it forces individuals out of full-time work and into part-time work. At a time when Americans so desperately seek jobs and financial security, this law achieves neither while destroying our health care system as we know it.

"House Republicans stand with the vast majority of the American people in our opposition to this disastrous law, and we remain committed to its total and permanent repeal. It is bad for patients. It is bad for doctors. It is bad for workers. It is bad for job creators. It is bad for America."

Rep. Tom Price, M.D., is the vice chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. An orthopaedic surgeon, he spent more than 20 years caring for patients in the metro Atlanta area. Dr. Price has introduced H.R. 2300, which would repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms.

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