Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Rep. Yoho Votes for Healthcare Fairness

Jul 17, 2013
Press Release


WASHINGTON, July 17– Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2668, bills that delay both the employer mandate and the individual mandate for healthcare coverage as required in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. 

H.R. 2667 corrects President Obama’s recent overreach of power by legislating the delay of the employer mandate for businesses to provide coverage to their employees.  H.R. 2668, a separate bill, gives American families the fairness and relief they deserve by delaying the requirement for them to purchase individual health insurance as well.  Congressman Yoho said:

“By delaying parts of the Affordable Care Act at his choosing, President Obama’s latest attempt at legislating from the Oval Office has resulted in blatant unfairness for the American people.  It is a good thing the president has heard the complaints of businesses, but we hear the fears of the people.  From union members to tea party members to soccer moms, we hear the same thing: the Affordable Care Act is legislative malpractice. 

“Obamacare repeal is quickly becoming the most bipartisan issue in the nation.  We talk about the employer mandate and the individual mandate, but the clearest mandate is the one the people have given Congress to get rid of this law. Instead of continuing to discriminate against hardworking American families, the president should show leadership and agree to the full repeal the people want.  It’s the only truly fair thing to do and it is the right thing to do for America.” 

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Background: Congressman Yoho cast these votes on the same day he became a cosponsor of H.R. 2682, the Defund Obamacare Act of 2013. This cosponsorship is consistent with Rep. Yoho’s vote for the FY 2014 budget, which allocated no funds for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.