Camp Floor Statement: H.R. 4118, the "Simple Fairness Act"
(Remarks as Prepared)
I rise today in support of H.R. 4118, the Simple Fairness Act, which would give Americans some much-needed relief from the added costs of ObamaCare.
I don’t need to remind the American people about the failed launch of the health care law. But, a failed website is the least of Americans’ health care concerns.
The American people have paid over and over for this health care law: they've paid higher premiums and they've paid by having their hours cutback and their paychecks decreased. The last thing this law should do is penalize Americans for being unable to purchase a plan on healthcare.gov either because of multiple web failures or that they were unable to find an affordable plan.
The Obama Administration unilaterally exempted businesses from the employer mandate tax for 2014. Simple fairness demands that Congress provide the same relief to hard working Americans.
When Congress can act to provide some relief for hardworking Americans, we should. Every Member here has heard from a frustrated constituent. This shouldn’t and need not be a partisan fight, granting relief to hardworking Americans is only fair. Voting yes on H.R. 4118 is the right thing to do for the people we represent.