After President Obama signed into law the Protecting Affordable Care for Employees Act, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) issued a statement supporting the measure on Thursday.
"With the PACE Act quickly signed into law, we have taken a great step forward in protecting small and mid-size businesses from the harmful effects of Obamacare," Scott said. "I want to thank my House colleague, Brett Guthrie (R-KY), for his important work on the PACE Act and all of our co-sponsors for their support." Scott said. Guthrie shepherded the House version of the bill.
“I am pleased we were able to stop the growth of Obamacare and block implementation of this harmful rule,” Scott said. “I remain committed to a full repeal of the health care law and will keep working to find solutions that put doctors and patients in charge - not the federal government."
Prior to passage of the PACE Act, the Affordable Care Act had called for the definition of state-based small-group employers to change from 50 or less to include employers with up to 100 employees on January 1, 2016.
This change would have required many small and mid-size businesses to be subject to different rating rules and requirements, with the potential of increasing the health insurance premiums for small businesses, their employees and their families.
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