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Senator Ayotte Seeking to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Published Friday Oct 14, 2011

Continuing her efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), is cosponsoring legislation that would repeal some of the law's provisions. The Small Business Health Relief Act (S. 1049), introduced by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), would repeal the Health Insurance Tax, a tax contained in the health care law, and the employer mandate that requires small businesses to purchase insurance for employees.

Business owners across New Hampshire have told me that the tax increases and burdensome mandates that were enacted as part of Obamacare are driving up their health care costs and discouraging them from hiring new workers, said Ayotte. I'm committed to fully repealing the health care law, and this legislation is an important step toward eliminating some of its most egregious provisions.
According to an Ayotee press release, The Small Business Health Relief Act would:
         Eliminate employer mandate: The employer mandate provision requires small businesses to buy insurance and dictates how much they must purchase.

         Lift restrictions on Flexible Spending Accounts: The Affordable Care Act caps annual contributions to consumer-driven health plans at $2,500.  S. 1049 would repeal this cap. 
This legislation is supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business.

To learn more about the ramifications of repealing and/or keeping the health care act in place, attend Business NH Magazine's Health Care Summit on November 2.
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