Jul 3, 2013 Issues: Health Care

Washington, DC (July 3, 2013)  Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement on the Administration’s decision to delay the “employer mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act:

“It’s been more than three years since Obamacare was signed into law, but in that time, the Administration that created it has been unable to find a way to make it workable,” said Pearce.  “Today’s announcement on the delay of the program’s key requirements yet again proves that this is not only a program with disastrous consequences for Americans, but one that the law’s own designers cannot even understand or implement.  Moreover, it is deeply concerning that the Administration is picking and choosing which parts of its own law it wants to follow, even while it forces middle-class Americans to comply.  The confusion, costs, and difficulty imposed on our families by this law and its subsequent mishandling are simply unacceptable.”

Pearce has repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare so that it can be replaced with simple, commonsense alternatives that help New Mexico families get the freedom and coverage they need.