Wednesday, March 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4118, the Simple Fairness Act, which eliminates the individual mandate tax penalty under the President's healthcare law for one year:
"The Obama Administration recently announced another one-year delay of the employer mandate for small and mid-sized businesses, further demonstrating that the president's healthcare law is simply unworkable. While this delay will provide temporary relief for mid-sized businesses, it is unfair to grant businesses this reprieve without offering the same to individuals and families. The Simple Fairness Act grants hardworking American families the same relief from the Affordable Care Act's unwarranted mandates.
"Millions of Americans are losing their health insurance, being subjected to an unsecure online marketplace system, and paying higher premiums and deductibles under the president's healthcare law. I am pleased that this legislation passed the House today, and I remain committed to working with my colleagues to ultimately repeal and replace this harmful law."