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  • Simpson Supports Bill to Keep IRS out of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    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 in... Read more

  • Congress exempt from Obamacare???
    Posted in Blog on August 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “I do not support giving myself or other Members of Congress or staff a special break or exemption from Obamacare. I will only support this if the entire law is repealed and every American is exempted from its mandates. My staff and I are required by law to move onto the Obamacare exchanges next year, and I won’t support efforts to reverse that portion of the law,” said Simpson. Read more

  • SIMPSON VOTES TO DELAY OBAMACARE MANDATES FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported two bills that would delay implementation of two of the most controversial provisions of Obamacare that are scheduled to come into effect in January 2014. Both passed in the House of Representatives. The first, H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, would codify a previous declaration in a blog post by the Obama Administration to delay the requirement that employers who employ more than 50 people full time provide minimum essential healthca... Read more

  • Brace Yourself for Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “This past weekend the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presented an updated cost estimate of Obamacare, and like many updated estimates before it, this one paints the long term impact of the law in a much less favorable light then was originally promised by its supporters. “While we already know that the long-term cost of the bill will add enormously to the national debt, two findings from this weekend in particular are troubling. “We are now learning that more workers will lose t... Read more

  • House Takes Action on Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Committee report details significant costs increases due to hit Americans Read more

  • Simpson Says ACA Fight Isn’t Over
    Posted in Blog on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman accepts decision of the Court, calls on Congress to continue efforts to repeal or reform ACA Read more

  • House Passes Health Care Cost Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act, which passed in the House of Representatives 270-146. Simpson is a cosponsor of the bill, which repeals a new 2.3% tax on medical devices such as coronary stents, hip implants, and parts for dialysis machines. The tax was included as a “pay-for” to cover the costs of President Obama’s Health Care Bill. “Idahoans have made their voices loud and clear that jobs and the economy are the most important i... Read more

  • Simpson Supports Tort Reform and IPAB Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted for legislation to improve our nation’s healthcare delivery system and bring down the costs of healthcare. H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act of 2011, would implement needed medical liability reforms and repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was a part of President Obama’s 2010 healthcare bill. The legislation passed the House today by a vote of 223-181. “Abuse of existing medical malpractice laws is one of the ... Read more

  • House Repeals Flawed Obama Health Care Law Provision
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, joined his Republican colleagues in passing H.R. 1173, which repeals the flawed and now defunct Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act). The bill passed 267 to 159. The CLASS program, a new entitlement program for long-term care insurance, was instituted as a part of President Obama’s health care bill, but has since been deemed by the Administration to be an unsustainable program which cannot be implemented. “The CLASS program is the kind... Read more

  • House Passes More Health Care Repeal Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Legislation repeals language that allows for unlimited funds for insurance exchanges Read more

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