Subcommittee Chairman Collins Goes On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to Discuss Obamacare Delays
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last night, Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman Chris Collins (R-NY) appeared on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" to discuss the implementation of the President's health care law and its effects on small businesses. The Government Accountability Office (GAO)released two reports on Wednesday confirming that the implementation of the President's health care law is behind schedule and experiencing challenges. The report commissioned by Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)confirmed that theSmall Business Health Option Program (SHOP), which was touted as a key catalyst to spur competition and help reduce health care costs for small businesses, faces significant problems. "Whether [the government's] contingency planning will assure the timely and smooth implementation of the exchanges by October 2013 cannot yet be determined," said the GAO.
While the health care law's taxes, regulations, and costs are being implemented, the promises to small businesses of more options, more competition, and lower premiums are nowhere in sight.
Chairman Graves,blasted the Obama Administration on Wednesday for adding to the uncertainty for small business owners, "This GAO report confirms our suspicions about the implementation of the health care law. With each passing day it appears the creation of the exchanges are very much in doubt."