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  • A Full Workweek Means a Full Paycheck
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Obamacare is burying businesses in red tape, and it’s hurting their employees' bottom line. So today, the House will vote to protect the 40-hour workweek—and workers’ paychecks with it—when it takes up H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act. The Problem: Obamacare requires employers with over 50 full-time employees to offer them health insurance. And crucially, it defines “full time” as at least 30 hours a week. Because coverage is so expensive, many employers can’t afford to provide it. So ins... Read more

  • NYT Wrong, Again, on ObamaCare
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on October 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Yesterday, The New York Times, a consistent cheerleader for ObamaCare, questions: Is the Affordable Care Act Working? It should come as no surprise that the article states, as if it were fact, that “For now, dire warnings that the law would cause premiums for most people to rise sharply have proved unfounded.” The truth? As this Forbes article cites, new health research shows that non-group premiums (those policies families and individuals have to buy on their own instead of getting one from the... Read more

  • IRS: “Wherever we can, we follow the law”
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr

    Today, IRS Commissioner Koskinen painted a clear picture of how the IRS plans on “overseeing” billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. When asked by Health Subcommittee Chairman Brady if the IRS would be following the law and collecting taxpayer dollars that went to people who were not eligible, Koskinen simply said, “Wherever we can, we follow the law.” This is just another part of a dangerous trend of the IRS ignoring the law, and pursuing policies whenever, and however, it sees fit. While t... Read more

  • Prescription Pad: Medicare Part D - A Program Working for Seniors and Taxpayers
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report showing how the successful Part D program has harnessed competition and private sector innovation to save billions for taxpayers and seniors. The report highlighted that spending in fiscal year 2013 was $50 billion less than CBO's originally projected in that year. That is nearly HALF of what they had previously estimated. Additionally, CBO confirmed that having more Part D sponsors leads to more competition. This report shows that c... Read more

  • Administration Sends Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Out the Door Without Income Verification
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on July 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Today, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report revealing that the Administration did not have the capability to verify eligibility for tax subsidies in the ObamaCare Exchanges. The report found that out of 2.9 million people who applied for subsides, 2.6 million had unresolved inconsistencies related to “citizenship, national status, and lawful presence; income; and employer-sponsored minimum essential coverage.” Yet, despite the Administration knowing ... Read more

  • An ObamaCare Statement That Actually Came True
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on May 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Then: Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius: “I think premiums are likely to go up” – Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the FY2015 Budget, March 12, 2014 Now: “Carriers Opting for Premium Hikes That Will Pinch Consumers' Pocketbooks” Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2014 ### Read more

  • Virtually Every American with Health Insurance from Their Job Will Fall Victim to the Lie: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan”
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on May 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    "First, if you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job…. nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have. Let me repeat this: Nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have." (President Obama to a Joint Session of Congress, September 2009) The rollout of the President’s health care law resulted in as many as 5 million Americans having their policies canceled. Though Presiden... Read more

  • Democrats' Medicare Advantage Cuts Hurt Seniors
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on April 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Today, CMS outlined the ObamaCare cuts to Medicare Advantage (MA) as part of its 2015 rate notice. While CMS relented on several administrative changes that would have layered on top of the ObamaCare cuts scheduled to hit, it remains clear that these cuts will negatively impact seniors who will feel the harsh realities of the MA cuts. However, as the Wall Street Journal reported, Democrats are finally sharing the concerns Republicans have voiced since the cuts were proposed. In fact, Republican... Read more

  • Camp Statement on Fourth Anniversary of ObamaCare
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on March 21, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in advance of the fourth anniversary of President Obama signing ObamaCare into law on March 23, 2010. “This law has failed the American people. Instead of lower costs and greater options, Americans are left with broken promises and unanswered questions. Today, families and individuals are paying more for health care, seeing their hours and paychecks cut, and are losing the doctors and heal... Read more

  • Reality Check: ObamaCare Will Increase Costs
    Posted in The Prescription Pad on March 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health , Full Committee

    Myth: Minority Leader Pelosi: “Pelosi also emphasized that health law’s name, the Affordable Care Act, is important because it describes what the law will do: lower costs” – Press Conference, March 20, 2014 Reality: Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius: “I think premiums are likely to go up” – Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the FY2015 Budget, March 12, 2014 Health industry officials: “ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country.” – The Hill, “O-Care premiums... Read more