Issa Statement on House Passage of Obamacare Individual and Employer Mandate Bills

Published: Jul 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the House’s passage of two bills that will delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for American individuals and families for one year.

“If President Obama wants to delay the employer mandate, it is only right that the change be codified by Congress and the same relief be extended to American families and individuals who are going to bear the brunt of the burden under the individual mandate,” Issa said. “If the president really wanted to mitigate the negative impact the law will have on job creation and employers, he would stop resorting to extralegal maneuvering and unilateral decision making and instead work with the House to find a solution for all Americans.”

Today, the Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Obamacare’s centralized data hub, through which federal agencies will share individuals’ personally identifiable information to verify their eligibility for premium tax credits and health insurance.  Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, told the Committee that a lack of adequate testing of the unprecedented program “could result in significant delays and errors.”