Jul 17, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Health Care

Washington, DC (July 17, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted in favor of H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, and H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act.  These bills  delay both the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare for one year, providing a legal and consistent application of the delays announced by the President earlier this month.

“It is unacceptable for the President to pick and choose which parts of his own law he wants Americans to follow,” said Pearce, “Especially when the resulting uncertainty and confusion is driving healthcare costs even higher for hardworking New Mexicans and Americans nationwide.  Obamacare clearly remains unworkable, but the Administration wants to saddle individual Americans with the burden while letting businesses off the hook.  If—as the President has admitted—another year is needed to make the law work, then no American should be subject to the costs and challenges of this failed legislation.  Today’s legislation is merely a starting point. It is clear Obamacare does not work and will never work, and Congress must act to find practical and effective solutions for the millions of Americans who are still without health insurance.”

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.