Congressman Gibbs Statement on Delayed Obamacare Provision

July 3, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement regarding the delay of a key provision of the Administration’s healthcare law, which requires companies with over 50 employees to provide healthcare coverage:

“After getting caught trying to sneak a fast one by the American public during the July 4th holiday, the President finally admitted yesterday his healthcare bill is unaffordable and unworkable for businesses.  Faced with the grim reality of Obamacare eliminating 800,000 jobs and employees having their hours cut, President Obama delayed a critical component of Obamacare until after the 2014 midterm elections. Unfortunately, the American public has known this for years and could see this train wreck fast approaching.

“Simply delaying the employer mandate for one year is not enough.  American workers and job creators will still be subject to the individual mandate penalty and over 20 new or higher taxes starting in 2014. I will continue to push a full delay and repeal of this $1.8 trillion job-killing law.” – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)