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  • Simpson Supports Legislation that Protects Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Social Security and Medicare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 42 Members of Congress in cosponsoring H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. The legislation was introduced on Thursday, by Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden (R-OR) and would ensure patients would not have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition and would not pay more based on health status. “It is clear that Idahoans want patient-centered reforms that put health care decisions into the h... Read more

  • Simpson Supports First Step to Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Taxes

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution which was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday. This is the most significant Obamacare repeal legislation to pass the House since the law was enacted six years ago. Passage of the resolution unlocks a legislative mechanism known as “reconciliation” which provides Congress with the ability to repeal and ultimately replace Obamacare. “It is no secret that Obamacare has not lived up to the promi... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation to Advance Biomedical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Social Security and Medicare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson praised House passage of the 21st Century Cures Act which would fund vital biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as important funding and policy provisions related to drug approval, mental health, and opioid abuse prevention. The 21st Century Cures Act passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 392-26. “Having previously supported many of the provisions in the bill we passed today, I was thrilled to see all of them incorporated into ... Read more

  • Simpson Celebrates STEP Challenge Success, Plans Boise Walk
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    After two and a half months on the road, Congressman Mike Simpson will celebrate the success of the Idaho STEP Challenge by holding a team walk in Boise this evening. In partnership with the Saint Alphonsus Health System, Simpson will participate alongside dozens of Meet Me Monday athletes for a walk around downtown Boise. Beginning at 5:15 p.m., the free event will start at Bandanna Running and Walking, located at the intersection of 5th and Main Street. The event is open to the public. After l... Read more

  • Simpson Releases First Mile Tracker Board for Idaho STEP Challenge, People Can Still Join
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the first Mile Tracker Board for the Idaho STEP Challenge where he is virtually walking from Washington, D.C. Currently Simpson’s virtual location en route is 98 miles and is just outside of Westminster, MD. Westminster is home to the Bear Branch Nature Center and the Hashawha Environmental Center that feature several interactive exhibits on local plants and animals, a youth environmental education center, and more than five miles of multi-use hiking and r... Read more

  • Simpson launches STEP Challenge, Encourages Public to Participate
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has announced he will virtually walk from Washington D.C. to Boise during the next year as part of the Idaho STEP Challenge. Since 2014, Simpson has lost nearly 70 pounds using an activity tracker to monitor his daily steps. Simpson recently cosponsored H.R. 1218, the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT Act) which aims to promote health and prevent obesity related diseases by allowing physical activity expenses to be reimbursed using pre-tax dollars. The Ida... Read more

  • Simpson Responds to Federal Judge’s Decision on Obamacare Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement after a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration unlawfully paid billions to Obamacare health insurers without congressional approval. “Yesterday’s ruling confirms what many American’s already know, the President is acting unilaterally without consulting Congress,” said Congressman Simpson. “The President didn’t confer with Republicans when Obamacare passed on party line votes, and he continues to ignore Congress as a colle... Read more

  • SIMPSON RESPONDS TO SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility, HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address. “I am not surprised that the President missed another opportunity to unite our country with his last State of the Union address,” said Simpson. “Instead of engaging Congress with a list of policy proposals we can work on together, the President chose to use the speech to lecture the nation on his agenda and his tired executive actions that continue to be blocked by our judicial branch.... Read more

  • Congress Sends First Ever Obamacare Repeal Bill to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Businesses, Healthcare, Economy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported the Senate amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act today which builds on the House passed version from October. The legislation repeals the most onerous Obamacare provisions through a mechanism known as reconciliation, which is a budgeting process that allows Congress to align the priorities outlined in the budget resolution with existing law. This is the first Obamacare repeal bill that will reach the Presid... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to End Harmful Obamacare Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , HOT TOPICS

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act today. The legislation repeals the most onerous Obamacare provisions through a mechanism known as reconciliation, which is a budgeting process that allows Congress to align the priorities outlined in the current year’s budget resolution with existing law. “Even though Obamacare was signed into law five years ago, I still hear from Idahoans every single day about the law’s negative i... Read more

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