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  • Obamacare Declares Full Time is 30-hours– Simpson joins House Colleagues to Preserve 40 Hour Work Week
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Simpson today supported H.R. 2575, legislation to eliminate the language in Obamacare defining a full-time worker as someone who works more than 30-hours per week. The bill passed the House with a vote of 248 to 197. Congressman Simpson was a cosponsor of this legislation. The 30-hour work week language in Obamacare was apparently intended to prevent employers from skirting the employer mandate which says any company with more than 50 full-time workers must offer health insura... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation to Curb Obama’s Executive Overreach and Restore Constitutional Balance of Powers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, HOT TOPICS

    Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138, the “Executive Needs to Faithfully Oversee and Respect Congressional Enactments,” known as the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014. This legislation authorizes the House or Senate to sue the administration for failing to enforce federal law. Idaho Congressman Simpson supported this legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 233-181. “The Obama Administration has a habit of ignoring the will of Congress, defying the Constitution, and unilaterally... Read more

  • The Broken Promises of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “If you like your current insurance, you keep that insurance. Period. End of Story.” “It turns out that wasn’t the end of the story. By now we all know this promise made by President Obama, repeated dozens of times in recent years, is not true. It’s been called “the lie of the year.” As Obamacare rolls out, Americans are learning it firsthand as cancellation letters arrive in the mail. In fact, more people have lost their insurance (about 4.7 million) than have purchased new insurance plans thr... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Exchange Enrollment Transparency Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported H.R. 3362, the Exchange Information Disclosure Act, which passed 259-154. The bill requires the administration to submit to Congress weekly reports that detail a variety of Obamacare statistics that are currently not being released to the public. The report would include the number of visits to the healthcare.gov website, the number of individuals who enroll and pay their first premium, and the ages of enrollees. "It is important that policymakers a... Read more

  • Tort Reform Will Reduce Heath Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy

    “We need real reform of our healthcare system, and Obamacare doesn’t do it. As Congress continues to look for ways to delay, defund, alter, and repeal provisions of this misguided law, we must not stop exploring ways to improve both the quality and cost-effectiveness of our health care system." - Congressman Simpson Read more

  • The Shut Down Strategy and Obamacare – Idahoans Deserve the Truth
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “You may be hearing more and more from people in Idaho and some in Washington D.C. who would like you to believe that I support Obamacare. They are attempting to reinvent my longstanding position opposed to the law, and are painting my vote to end the government shutdown as implicit support for a law I have consistently opposed. They should be held accountable for those comments. “This is a sad distraction. You deserve honesty from your elected officials. “The simple fact is the only disagreemen... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Block Obamacare Subsidies for Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson this evening voted in favor of legislation that would extend government funding at post-sequestration levels through December 15th, delay the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate for one-year, and require Members of Congress, congressional staff, and political appointees (including White House staff) to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges without an employer subsidy for coverage. Congressman Simpson is a cosponsor of two bills that eliminate the employer subsidy ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Delays Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Healthcare, Economy , Fiscal Responsibility

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in favor of legislation that would extend government funding at post-sequestration levels through December 15th and delay the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, for one year. “Congress must do everything we can to avoid a government shutdown,” Simpson said. “This bill meets our obligation to keep the government functioning, and to be responsive to our constituents, who have made it very clear that they do not want... Read more

  • Simpson: No Special Deal for Congress on Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson is a cosponsor of legislation to prevent Members of Congress from receiving special treatment under Obamacare by receiving a subsidy for their health insurance plan. Congress is required to be moved to the health insurance exchange once the law comes into effect, and recently the Obama Administration ruled that Members of Congress and staff would receive a federal subsidy for their insurance. “This is about ensuring Congress does not get any special treatment,” Con... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Legislation to Reduce Fraud in Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Mike Simpson today voted in support of H.R. 2775, the No Subsidies Without Verification Act. This bill would stop Obamacare subsidies from being awarded until a workable verification system is in operation. “Idahoans know that Obamacare is the wrong direction for our health care system, and even President Obama has been forced to admit the law is unworkable as he continues to delay or waive major provisions,” Simpson said. “Half of its deadlines have been missed so far.” H.R. 2775 wo... Read more

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