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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson on Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting Decision

July 3, 2013
Press Release

(Washington) – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the announcement that the Administration would postpone the employer shared responsibility requirements and mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act until 2015:

"After conducting various forums and hearing from a number of small businesses in the First District, along with expressing my own concerns to the Administration, I welcome this announcement as a practical and logical step to ensure the Affordable Care Act is implemented correctly. The Affordable Care Act is a tremendous opportunity for all Americans as well as small businesses. In order to fully realize that opportunity, we must work to address the concerns of our constituents and business communities.

"While most businesses with more than 50 employees already provide access to coverage, this action offers them additional flexibility to adjust to the law's new requirements. My office will continue to inform Connecticut's First District on the Affordable Care Act, and millions of Americans will continue to experience the benefits outlined in the law as implementation moves forward."