MURPHY SUPPORTS DELAY OF ACA REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESSES
Pushes for repeal of tax on healthcare plans
U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) made the following statement in support of the Obama Administration’s decision to delay for one year the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that businesses cover their workers:
"I urge Congress to work together in a bipartisan basis to improve the law and hold the Administration accountable to keep the focus on jobs during implementation of the law. Yesterday's announcement is a good first step to make sure that the business community is not overburdened and that our seniors and working families are protected as much as possible. But more work must be done. I am sponsoring several bills to help make the law better. This includes repealing the new taxes on insurance plans, including Medicare Advantage plans for seniors, to make premiums more affordable. In amending the bill to make it more effective we must also protect the crucial benefits that people are already receiving, including not being able to be kicked off insurance if they get sick and closing the Medicare prescription drug donut hole, saving seniors $600 annually."