Senator Jerry Moran called the U.S. Senate’s failure to repeal the controversial health care law a “missed opportunity” in a press release sent after the vote Wednesday.
“Employers across our country continue to tell Washington how damaging this heath care law is on their ability to hire new workers, grow and invest,” Moran said. “Companies are facing destructive tax increases, 6,000 pages of new regulations, and burdensome mandates that increase the price of doing business in an already difficult economic environment.”
Moran called on Congress to enact reforms that will lower health care costs and increase access to care, rather than allowing a law that, in his words, raises premiums on families and incentivizes employers to pay a fine rather than provide coverage.
However, Moran did praised the successful effort to eliminate the portion of the law that would have increased mandatory filings of 1099 tax forms.
“Although I am disappointed my colleagues failed to repeal the entire law, we were able to eliminate an onerous mandate that would have impacted 40 million businesses and increased 1099 filings by 2000 percent,” Moran said. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and Congress has a responsibility to foster an environment where they can grow and create jobs.”
Moran pledged to keep up the fight to repeal the law.
“This fight is not over. We must replace this damaging law with common sense reforms that truly lower costs and increase access to care,” Moran said.