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  • 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

  • Simpson Introduces Resolution Recognizing Water Fluoridation as Effective Public Health Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has introduced a resolution recognizing community water fluoridation as an effective and important public health measure. This year marks the 70th anniversary of communities utilizing fluoridated water which helps strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. “The oral health community is in steadfast agreement that water fluoridation is a vitally important public health measure,” said Simpson. “Communities who have chosen this proactive measure receive improved oral h... Read more

  • Simpson Votes to Roll Back Flawed Obamacare Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson recently supported final passage of two bills that would repeal two of the most unpopular and onerous provisions in Obamacare. H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015, and H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 were both passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The Protect Medical Innovation Act passed last Thursday, by a vote of 280-140. It repeals the harmful 2.3% excise tax on medical devices like pa... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Bipartisan Medicare Reform and Secure Rural Schools Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Public Lands and Natural Resources, Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. It passed the House with strong support from both Republicans and Democrats by 392-37. The bill strengthens Medicare and ensures senior’s access to care by repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replacing it with an updated system that will work better, and save money over the long term. The SGR is a formula that determines payment amounts to doctors who treat Medicare patien... Read more

  • Simpson and Kelly Introduce Dental Health Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, alongside Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), has co-introduced H.R. 539, the ‘Action for Dental Health Act of 2015.’ This legislation will target relatively modest but crucial federal dollars to organizations to provide proven oral health care services in a manner that effectively addresses the barriers to dental care that people often face. Without spending any additional dollars, the bill would have a significant impact on communities that are underserved. “Earl... Read more

  • Simpson’s Newborn Screening Bill Passes Congress and Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, co-authored by Congressman Mike Simpson and Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard (CA). The bill will reauthorize newborn screening programs for five years while updating and building upon the landmark 2008 Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act first offered by Simpson and Roybal-Allard. “I am pleased to see the House pass the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act and send it to the Pr... Read more

  • House Takes Action to Allow Americans to Keep Current Health Insurance Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act. This bill would allow employees to keep their work sponsored health plans by ensuring that existing group health plans can continue to be sold through 2019. It passed the House 247 to 167. Last year, millions of plans in the individual insurance market were cancelled due to Obamacare mandates. Now, as many as 50 million workers with full coverage could face cancellation or disruption bec... Read more

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