Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. Simpson is a cosponsor of this legislation, which prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from enforcing any provision of the new health care law. Obamacare represents the largest expansion of IRS authority in history.
“Following in the wake of the IRS scandal in which conservatives were systematically targeted, Americans are skeptical of the IRS embedding itself permanently into their health care with these new mandates,” Simpson said. “The IRS is charged with implementing some of the most controversial provisions of Obamacare – including the individual mandate which taxes Americans if they don’t purchase insurance.”
The Obama Administration has recently delayed implementation of the employer health insurance mandate for one year, and the House of Representatives has voted to delay several portions of the law in addition to voting to defund and repeal it on numerous occasions.
Recent studies have shown the expected cost of Obamacare increasing rapidly, while its expected benefits to Americans are shrinking. The implementation of the law is proving to be a major challenge for the Administration, which has admitted that major portions of it are not ready to become law starting next year.
The bill passed 232 to 185 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.