Thursday, March 10, 2011

Boren Co-Sponsors Obamacare Opt-Out Bill

Congressman Dan Boren
Congressmen Dan Boren (D-OK) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) have introduced a bill that would expand the waiver process in the new health care law to all Americans and employers.

“Just because an individual or small employer does not have the same pull in Washington as large corporations and special interest groups doesn’t mean they aren’t experiencing a significant, and in many cases overwhelming, financial burden due to the health care law. It is an honor to join Congressman Rogers on this legislation to allow individuals and employers to apply for waivers from the new health care law,” said Boren.

“It’s a matter of fairness,” said Rogers, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health. “Every American and employer deserves the opportunity to receive a waiver from the new health care law if it’s driving up costs and limiting services, not just the politically connected.”

The Obama Administration has granted more than 1,000 waivers to its new health care law, but they are mostly limited to Fortune 500 corporations, unions and most recently a state. Individuals and small businesses have been excluded from the process. The bipartisan Health Care Waiver Fairness Act would alleviate that disparity.

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