Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire
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Shea-Porter Statement on H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668

Jul 17, 2013
Press Release


Ben Wakana, 202-225-5456

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act and H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act:

“Instead of voting to take America back to the days when insurance companies had unchecked power to deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions or cancel your policy because you got sick, we should focus on helping uninsured New Hampshire residents understand their coverage options and sign up for affordable healthcare on October 1st.

“H.R. 2667 is unnecessary and redundant because President Obama already delayed the employer responsibility provision for one year; a provision that affects only 4 percent of all businesses in America.

“H.R. 2668 is counterproductive. Delaying the individual responsibility provision will decrease access to healthcare and increase premium costs for millions of hardworking families, hurting both their health and economic security.

“Americans are looking for a positive plan to rebuild the middle class, not more partisan battles from the past.”