Mar 13 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has co-sponsored S. 2106, the Freeing Americans from Inequitable Requirements (FAIR) Act, legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) to require the administration to exercise basic fairness when implementing Obamacare. Specifically, the FAIR Act provides relief under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for all individuals and families by delaying enforcement of the law’s individual mandate penalty whenever the White House delays the employer mandate.
"While the administration has twice moved unilaterally to provide businesses temporary relief from the ACA in an election season, President Obama continues to disregard the problems this law is causing for individuals and families,” Sen. Moran said. “This treatment is grossly unfair for the millions of Americans facing the burden of increased health insurance costs in addition to the ACA’s new individual mandate tax. I believe the entire law should be repealed to protect individuals, families and businesses from the disasters created by Obamacare. In the meantime, the FAIR Act makes certain individuals and families are offered the same relief already granted to businesses."
Over the past year, the Obama Administration has unilaterally delayed or modified the ACA more than 20 times. On July 2, 2013, the administration delayed until 2015 the requirement that employers with at least 50 full-time employees provide health coverage for their full-time workers or risk paying a penalty. On February 10, 2014, the administration again delayed the employer mandate until 2016 for employers who have between 50 and 99 full-time employees.