Sen. Moran Statement on Passage of U.S. House of Representatives Bills to Delay Affordable Care Act Mandates
Jul 17 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement on the passage of the U.S. House of Representatives bills to delay the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer and individual mandates:
“After Senate Democrats ignored this issue, the House acted to protect American individuals, families and businesses from the cost and complication of the Affordable Care Act. Even President Obama has acted to temporarily spare small-businesses from the swarm of regulations, taxes, and headaches that accompany compliance with this misguided law.
“The House’s actions are a step in the right direction, but we’re not out of the woods yet. The problem continues to be the entire Affordable Care Act. President Obama and Senate Democrats ought to reconsider delaying the ‘individual mandate’ and stop forcing Americans to pay the price of ObamaCare-driven dysfunction.”
Sen. Moran serves as the Ranking Member for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor and Health and Human Services and offered four ACA-related amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 Senate Labor-HHS-Ed Appropriations bill last week.