House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement in response to the Administration's latest delay of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs) enrollment:
"In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today's news of yet another last-minute delay is more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses," said Graves. "If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, they would be fired. Based on the June GAO report on SHOPs readiness that I requested, we knew the administration was not prepared for implementation, but this pattern of continued delay and disarray is especially disappointing. This mismanagement and inadequacy is causing the American people and small business owners to lose trust in their government's ability to do just about anything."