Healthcare

Simpson’s Newborn Screening Bill Passes House

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The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, co-authored by Congressman Mike Simpson and Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard (CA). The bill would reauthorize 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 so pleased to see the H... Read more »

Obamacare Declares Full Time is 30-hours– Simpson joins House Colleagues to Preserve 40 Hour Work Week

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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 ... Read more »

Simpson Supports Legislation to Curb Obama’s Executive Overreach and Restore Constitutional Balance of Powers

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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 Adm... Read more »

The Broken Promises of Obamacare

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“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, m... Read more »

Simpson Supports Exchange Enrollment Transparency Bill

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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... Read more »

Tort Reform Will Reduce Heath Care Costs

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“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

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“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 di... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Block Obamacare Subsidies for Congress

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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 subsid... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Keep Government Open, Delays Obamacare

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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 func... Read more »

Simpson: No Special Deal for Congress on Obamacare

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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 su... Read more »

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