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WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 719, a measure to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015. Mullin voted in favor of the stopgap funding bill.
“Today the House voted to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015, and avoid a shutdown.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (H.R. 1624) on Sept. 28, 2015, to maintain the current definition of the small-group insurance market and to help businesses and employees access quality and affordable health insurance.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, on Jan. 1, 2016, the definition of a small-group market is set to change from 1-50 employees to 1-100 employees.
Like business owners in big cities and small towns across Oklahoma, I want my company to provide good health insurance because it helps us attract and retain the best employees. But Obamacare makes this very hard. And, it is about to become even harder.
In the new year, Obamacare’s employer mandate will go into full effect, and that could have serious consequences for small businesses and their employees across Oklahoma.
We are on an exciting path—a path that leads to hope for patients and families across Oklahoma and our nation.
In the 21st Century, medical innovation is happening quickly. We have seen breakthroughs that completely change the way we treat diseases like cancer, advances in research that allow us to pinpoint the single cause of a genetic mutation, and discoveries that have profound impacts on patients’ quality of life.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that Americans purchasing health coverage through the federal marketplace, HealthCare.Gov, are eligible for federal subsidies.
The case, formally titled King v. Burwell, sought to resolve the question of whether federal subsidies are only to be awarded through state-run exchanges or if individuals purchasing coverage on the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace may also receive the benefit.
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Wednesday recognized National Men’s Health Week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. June is National Men’s Health Month, and Men’s Health Week began on June 15, 2015. Mullin co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional Men’s Health Caucus with U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).
Watch Mullin speak on the House floor in the video below.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, which passed the House by a vote of 252 to 172. The legislation would repeal the 30-hour definition of full-time employment in the Affordable Care Act and restore the traditional 40-hour definition. Under current law, employers with 50 or more full-time employees are required to pay a tax penalty if they do not offer adequate health care coverage to those employees who work 30 hours or more each week.