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Washington, D.C. - July 8, 2013 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) issues the following statement on the Administration announcement that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate, originally scheduled for January 1, 2014, has been delayed until 2015:

 

"We thank the Administration for announcing the delay in the employer mandate, and for giving additional time for the many businesses across the country that are making a concerted, good faith effort to implement the new regulations," said Katherine Lugar, AH&LA president and CEO.  "This postponement will give hoteliers, among other important drivers of our economy, the opportunity to work with the Administration to address outstanding concerns and provide input on final regulations that will provide coverage for millions of Americans without slowing our economic growth." 

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About American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.

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