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.
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.