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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Representative Gosar Continues to Lead the Way to Repeal Obamacare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2012
CONTACT: Apryl Marie Fogel
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Representative Gosar Continues to Lead the Way to Repeal Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the House is set to vote for the full repeal of the Obamacare tax. As a healthcare professional for over 25 years, Congressman Gosar has been active in the fight to repeal and replace this disastrous law. This floor vote will be the 31st vote of the 112th Congress to defund or repeal the law. A sample of floor actions Congressman Gosar has taken in his fight against Obamacare is listed below.
On June 7, 2012, the House passed H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act: H.R. 436 repeals the medical device tax included in Obamacare. The law states that beginning in 2013, a 2.3% tax will be imposed on the sale of medical devices by manufacturers or importers. The threat of this tax is already showing negative effects on job growth and innovation nationwide, and studies have shown that nearly 43,000 American jobs are at risk. Read more here.
On March 29, 2012, the House passed H.Con.Res.112, Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022: The House Republican Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 ensures that not a penny is spent on the government takeover of health care that was enacted two years ago. Instead, it moves toward patient-centered reform. Read more here.
On March 22, 2012, the House passed H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare Act (PATH): H.R. 5 repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a panel of 15 unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats tasked with cutting Medicare provider payments – which will surely result in care denied to seniors. Additionally, the bill enacts meaningful medical liability reform. Read more here.
On February 1, 2012, the House Passed H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011: H.R. 1173 repeals the government-administered long term care insurance program, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, a budget gimmick and boondoggle included in Obamacare. Read more here.
On December 16, 2011, the House Passed the Conference report for H.R. 2055, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012: H.R. 2055, signed into law on December 23, 2011, rescinded $400 million from Obamacare CO-OPs and $10 million in funds for IPAB (rationing board). The bill also cut IRS funding meant to hire new Obamacare enforcement agents and put restrictions on the “Prevention and Public Health Fund” slush fund that the law created. Read more here.
On December 13, 2011, the House Passed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011: H.R. 3630 offset the cost of extending the payroll tax reduction, unemployment insurance, and “doc fix” through Obamacare subsidy recapture and reduction to the public prevention slush fund, among other provisions. Read more here.
On January 19, 2011, the House passed, H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act: One of the House’s first official actions was to repeal Obamacare fully and in its entirety. Read more here.
To see more of the actions I have taken on the House Floor against Obamacare, please click here.