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Obamacare Employer Mandate

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. PITTS. Mr. Speaker, ObamaCare's long-term care insurance program has been abandoned and repealed. Its preexisting conditions insurance program has been shut down. Its small business exchanges have been delayed--and on and on with this train wreck.

Last week, the President chose to blatantly ignore his own law by putting off the employer mandate until 2015. There is no waiver procedure in the bill. I guess Senator Reid didn't think it important when he was crafting the bill behind closed doors.

Businesses across the country are confused about ObamaCare, and this does nothing to clear up that confusion. It just puts it off to a more politically convenient time--beyond the 2014 midterm elections. The mandate has already reduced working hours for many Americans and has discouraged the creation of full-time jobs. Businesses have already spent billions in getting ready to comply. ObamaCare is already a failure--harming businesses, workers, and American health care.

The President has chosen to break his own law by his actions. Let's stop the extralegal waivers. Give every American a waiver by repealing the law completely.

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