JOLIET - Wednesday, GOP candidate in the 11th CD primary Bert Miller called for Congress to toss out federal Obamacare program mandates. This week, President Obama issued an executive order once again amending the federal law, to postpone penalties for small businesses with between 50 and 500 employees.
“They keep changing the rules,” Miller said, referring to the Obama Administration’s announcement this week that it would delay for another year the mandate that forces small business to provide health insurance to full-time workers. “The uncertainty surrounding these rules is killing jobs. Employers are reluctant to hire more workers.”
Miller favors scrapping the employer mandate to give businesses more flexibility and allowing insurers to offer a wider variety of plans with more price and coverage options than Obamacare allows. He also wants Congress to consider several Republican proposals that preserve coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions, but eliminate the individual mandate.
“We’ve seen time and time again that Obamacare is a house of cards,” Miller said. “The botched roll out of the program was just the tip of the iceberg. We need to roll up our sleeves and perform major surgery on this monstrosity. That’s what I intend to do if elected to Congress.”