WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the House passed a crucial budget measure today that lays the foundation for the repeal of Obamacare and instructs lawmakers as the House begins the process of producing replacement legislation:
“The people who work at America’s 28 million small businesses cannot afford for us to wait another day to stop the damage of Obamacare from getting any worse,”said Chairman Chabot. “In the coming weeks and months, employers who have defied trends and managed to provide coverage to their workers are going to have to make hard decisions as premiums continue to rise and even more providers withdraw from the market. Today’s vote in the House is the essential first of many steps to rescue Americans from the crisis of Obamacare and begin a careful, caring, and intentional process that keeps their concerns at the forefront as we replace this devastating failure of a plan with one that will work.”
The House Small Business Committee has heard testimony from numerous small business employees and owners over the years about how Obamacare has cost jobs and opportunities in communities across the United States. See their stories HERE.