February 10, 2014

Administration Announces Delay Of Employer Mandate, Again

Idahoans continue to be hurt by this law

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Obama Administration's decision to delay the Obamacare employer mandate, again.  The administration had delayed until 2015 the provision that fines employers who do not provide health insurance for full time equivalent employees.  Now, under new rules for medium-size employers, certain businesses will avoid penalty until 2016.

"Many Idahoans tell me that they are tired of the excuses when it comes to Obamacare," said Crapo.  "This most recent delay, like so many before only creates more chaos for the American people, business owners and the economy.  After seeing millions of individuals lose coverage late last year due to Obamacare mandates, it is clear the administration is fearful the same will happen to employer-based insurance immediately before Election Day.  With every delay, the White House proves to the American people that this law is not fixing our broken health care system; it is making it worse.  If the White House wants to continue these unilateral delays then it should delay the entire law-most importantly, the individual mandate."