Garrett Blasts Affordable Care Act at Teaneck Event
Republican congressman says law is attack on the economy.
Rep. Scott Garrett, R-Wantage, called President Obama’s healthcare reform law “an assault on the economy and job creation” at a forum hosted by Holy Name Medical Center Monday, northjersey.com reports.
Garrett cited numbers showing optimism among small businesses in June dropped to their lowest levels since October 2011. The Affordable Care Act requires businesses with under 50 employees provide coverage or pay a tax, Garrett said in the report.
The round table event, sponsored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, also included a state official who gave no hints to Gov. Chris Christie’s plans on healthcare in New Jersey.
Garrett is facing Democrat Adam Gussen, Teaneck’s deputy mayor, in the race for the redrawn 5th Congressional District.