Lucas Statement on Obamacare Mandate Delays

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today made the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed two successive pieces of legislation to delay, for one year, key mandates included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“I am pleased the House passed legislation to delay the individual and employer mandates included in Obamacare,” said Lucas. “The Administration finally admitted this law is unworkable when they chose to delay the employer mandate for one year. It is prudent that American families and individuals are treated fairly and given the same relief from the flawed health care law that the Administration gave to businesses when they delayed the employer mandate.

“Today the House has postponed onerous provisions for all Americans by passing this legislation. This is just a step in dismantling this law, and it is my hope that Obamacare ultimately will be fully repealed.

“In the past, I have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act three times, and I have also voted over 30 times to defund portions of the law. As the Congressman representing Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, I will continue to support measures to dismantle Obamacare so we can move forward with providing hard working American families with quality health care.”

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