WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, today (3/5) voted to eliminate the Obamacare individual mandate tax penalty for one year. The Simple Fairness Act (H.R. 4118), which passed by a vote of 250 - 160 with 27 Democrats supporting the measure, now moves to the Senate for consideration.
“When businesses get a delay in the enforcement of employer mandate penalties, it’s only fair that hard working individuals and families get the same,” said Crenshaw. “That’s why I voted a 50th time on Wednesday to dismantle Obamacare. The result: the individual mandate penalty drops to zero dollars for the remainder of the year.”
“The Administration has fumbled Obamacare from the start. With a month left to go in open season, they are far short of a projected 7 million enrollees,” Crenshaw continued. “That doesn’t even take into consideration a malfunctioning web site, high insurance premiums, and constant problems and delays.”
“There’s a lot more work ahead for those of us who want to repeal and replace a law that has not delivered on its promises, and we are not giving up,” said Crenshaw. “I will fight on for patient-centered health care reform that doesn’t harm the economy or hurt job creation. Residents in Florida’s Fourth Congressional district and across the nation deserve no less.”