Lucas Statement on H.R. 4118, the SIMPLE Fairness Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4118, the SIMPLE Fairness Act. This legislation passed the House today with a 250 to 160 vote.

“As Americans continue to struggle with President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, it is important that we continue to work in Congress to provide relief from the flawed law,” said Lucas. “The Administration has already admitted the law is unworkable and delayed the employer mandate for a year. Now, it is time to provide the same relief for American families and individuals, and I am pleased the House passed the SIMPLE Fairness Act to help accomplish this goal.

“H.R. 4118 provides relief for Americans facing issues with Obamacare by eliminating the individual mandate penalty for the remainder of the year. This legislation creates fairness for all Americans and provides a step forward in dismantling the catastrophic health care law.

“I have voted numerous times to repeal or defund portions of the law, and as the Congressman Representing Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, I will continue to support measures that postpone onerous provisions and dismantle Obamacare. Hardworking Americans deserve quality health care that isn’t rationed by the federal government.”

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