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Guinta Fights PPACA Enrollment Provision

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Rep. Frank Guinta has introduced H.R. 2206, the Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2011.

If signed into law, H.R. 2206 would repeal Section 1511 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).

Guinta, R-N.H., has rounded up 15 the cosponsors for the bill and the endorsement of the National Restaurant Association, Washington.

The text of the simply says that the section of federal law created by PPACA Section 1511 “is repealed.”

The provision, set to take effect in 2014, “requires employers with more than 200 employees to automatically enroll new full-time employees into one of the company’s health care plans while continuing the enrollment of current full-time employees,” according to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington.

The provision would hit restaurants and other businesses with a high employee turnover rate especially hard, Guinta says in a statement about the bill.

“Restaurants will have to automatically enroll every cook, dishwasher, waiter or hostess they hire,” Guinta says. “Businesses shouldn’t be penalized because of the government’s overzealous intrusion into their affairs.”

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