Okla. AG responds to delay of Affordable Care Act
OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoma’s attorney general is using a delay in the employer health care mandate to help bolster our state’s case against the Affordable Care Act.
Last week, the federal government announced it would wait a year before requiring employers to provide health insurance for their workers.
Officials say they needed extra time to simplify the requirements.
Late Wednesday night, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a response in Oklahoma’s case against the implementation of a key provision of the health care law.
Pruitt said until now, the Obama Administration had argued the mandate is easy.
However, he says its reversal demonstrates that the mandate is a “complex job killing mandate on business.”
Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in federal court last September, arguing against an IRS rule that punishes large employers if states do not adopt state health care exchanges.
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