19 Free Market Groups Support Blackburn-Flake Obamacare Delay Legislation
A number of free market groups today threw their weight behind legislation to delay the (upcoming) worst parts of Obamacare for one year, and to suspend all tax increases in Obamacare for one year.
The legislation has been introduced in the House by Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) as H.R. 2809. In the other body, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has companion legislation, S. 1490.
Delayed provisions would include: the individual and employer mandates; the Medicaid expansion; the Obamacare exchanges, and the dozens of new powers Obamacare gives to the IRS.
Suspended taxes (there are 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare) include: the 3.8 percent surtax on savers and investors; tax hikes on HSAs and FSAs; the "medicine cabinet tax"; the "high medical bills tax"; the medical device tax, and a host of others.
Full text of the letter can be found here.