The National Association of Home Care is urging all of its members to ask their Senators and Representatives to support legislation that would delay the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 1, 2016. The Senate bill offers relief for all businesses – including private home care, Medicare and Medicaid providers – while the House bill provides relief for businesses that offer services through Medicaid and Medicare. The bills – introduced in the Senate by Senators Warner (D-VA), Shaheen (D-NH), and Bagich (D-AK), and introduced in the House by Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT), are entitled the Realistic Employer Responsibility Act (S. 1330) and the Ensuring Medicaid and Medicare Access to Providers Act (H.R. 5098), respectively.
Call Shaheen today, 202-224-2841, and tell her Action is Needed on Senate and House Bills to Delay Implementation of Employer Mandate.
NAHC urges further advocacy to recruit additional cosponsors before bill can get a vote in the House. Senate bill also looking for additional cosponsors.