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Crapo Comments On Administrationâ??s Decision To Delay Key Obamacare Provision

Says the reaction means the administration is concerned about the lawâ??s impact

Washington, D.C. - Today, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced its decision to delay, by one year, the health care law mandate that forces employers to provide insurance or face a penalty.

"Since this law was rammed through Congress, we have seen the problems and costs continue to grow," said Crapo.  "While this delay is certainly welcome news, it only magnifies the concerns businesses, specifically small businesses, have raised about their ability to comply with this unworkable, complicated law.  Obamacare remains unpopular with many Idahoans, which is why individuals and families should be given a permanent exemption from this mandate as well.

"Americans overwhelmingly want solutions that deliver what they need-access to high-quality, affordable health care, which is exactly why this law should be repealed and replaced."