WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta, a cosponsor of the bipartisan legislation, applauded House passage today of the Protect Affordable Coverage for Americans Act. The bill would allow states to exempt medium-sized businesses from regulations under Obamacare that could raise millions of Americans' health insurance premiums by an average of 18 percent, starting in January.
"The president has delayed the most destructive elements of his health care takeover until his last few months in office, when more Granite Staters will face crushing insurance premiums, or the loss of coverage, while he plans his post-presidency," said Rep. Guinta (NH-1).
"But Congress has made clear that we're planning for a future without many of Obamacare’s burdens. Our bill would give states the flexibility to set their own health care agendas and allow more Americans to keep their insurance plans."
In 2016, the president's health care law will re-define small businesses to include those with between 51 to 100 employees, exposing them to increased regulations already harming those with fewer employees. "In New Hampshire, most of our businesses are small businesses, suffering under Obamacare's thousands of pages of rules and regulations. I'm working to spare them these back-breaking costs," said Rep Guinta.