Congressman Tom Reed Votes To Extend Obamacare Delay
March 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Reed (R, Corning) announced yesterday that he voted for the Simple Fairness Act to extend the delay the White House already awarded to big business to families and individuals.
“We’re simply asking that individuals and families are afforded the same relief from Obamacare that big businesses have now been afforded by the White House not once, but twice,” Reed said. “It’s clear the Administration is comfortable unilaterally changing its own health care law but what isn’t clear is why the White House won’t fairly extend that relief to individuals and families.”
Reed noted that under the current law, individuals who do not purchase health insurance under Obamacare face a fine of $95, or one percent of taxable income for 2014. In 2015, that fine is set to increase to $325 or two percent of taxable income. The Simple Fairness Act delays the individual mandate for one year so that individuals and families are not subjected to a fine. Reed says the delay is a simple issue of fairness.