As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – often called “Obamacare” by its critics – marks its second anniversary, the Associated Builders and Contractors is calling for its repeal.

Officials with the association say the law, which mandates individuals carry and most employers provide heath care insurance to employees, is failing to control heath care costs while it increases taxes.

“The more people learn about this health care law, the worse it appears,” said 2012 ABC National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix LLC in Ellicott City, Md.

“Because of the employer mandate, along with the small business health insurance tax, automatic enrollment in group health plans … ABC is urging Congress to repeal the entire health care law and start over.”

The association is supporting a U.S. House bill that would end the employer mandate. The law has more than 200 sponsors, ABC said.

“ABC will continue to advocate for a more practical approach to changes in the health care system, including medical malpractice reform, the inclusion of small business health plans, expanding access to health savings accounts, and portability of benefits in order to reflect the unique nature of the construction industry workforce,” Regelin said.