Rep. Miller: Another Day and Another Exemption for Big Business from ObamaCare - but No Relief for American Families

Aug 13, 2013

Harrison Township, MI – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following comments regarding the New York Times report that yet another component of the President’s health care law has been delayed:

“U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), one of the primary authors of ObamaCare, called the implementation of the new health care law a ‘train wreck’ so we shouldn’t be surprised that the Administration is delaying yet another provision that was a central promise used to pass the law.  Today it was reported that the mandate on insurance companies to limit policy holder’s out-of-pocket costs will be delayed for a year because of the complexity of the law and the cost to comply.  This is on the heels of big businesses being given a one-year reprieve from the employer mandate.  But to-date individual Americans and families have been given no relief from complying with the law’s added costs and mandates, while more and more of the promises made to pass the law are being abandoned.  

“If the Administration believes that complying with ObamaCare is too costly and too complex for big business and insurance companies then how can they expect individual Americans to comply?  Last month, the U.S. House passed a bill that would delay the employer and individual mandates for a year, but the U.S. Senate has yet to take action.  The Senate must immediately take up this bill to give every American the same relief from the ObamaCare train wreck that the Obama Administration has given to big business.”