Healthcare

Simpson Votes to Defund Obama Health Care Law

| Posted in Press Releases

"The Democrats’ health care bill is wrong for our country,” said Simpson. “With 26 challenges to the law in various state courts, including Idaho, and the recent ruling in Florida finding the law unconstitutional, it doesn’t make sense to continue funding its implementation - especially considering the Supreme Court should ultimately strike it down. I have also supported full repeal and defunding the bill so that we can then begin passing smaller bills that enjoy bipartisan support and focus on bringing down costs for American healthcare consumers.” Read more »

Simpson Praises Florida Judge Ruling Obama’s Health Care Law is Unconstitutional

| Posted in Blog

“I strongly believe Obama’s health care law is the wrong direction for our nation and is unconstitutional,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. “I am pleased to see this court ruling, and I believe the House acted appropriately earlier this month by repealing the bill in its entirety so we can start over by passing smaller bills that enjoy bipartisan support and focus on bringing down costs for American healthcare consumers.” Read more »

House Votes to Repeal Democrats’ Health Care Law

| Posted in Press Releases

Idaho Congressmen Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador voted today in favor of H.R. 2, legislation repealing the Democrat’s health care law. The bill fully repeals President Obama’s health care reform bill that was signed into law last year. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 with a final vote of 245-189. Both Simpson and Labrador were original cosponsors of the bill. Read more »

Congressman Mike Simpson Lands Chairman of Interior Appropriations

| Posted in Press Releases

As Chairman, Congressman Simpson will be tasked with reducing spending levels that have grown out of control in recent years under Democrat control. In particular, he has his eyes set on the EPA, which has seen exponential growth in its budget since President Obama came into office. “The EPA is the scariest agency in the federal government, an agency run amok,” Simpson said. “Its bloated budget has allowed it to drastically expand its regulatory authority in a way that is hurting our economy and pushing an unwelcomed government further into the lives of Idahoans. As Chairman of this subcommittee, I look forward to bringing some common sense to the EPA and some certainty for our nation’s job creators.” Read more »

Simpson Cosponsors Health Care Repeal

| Posted in Press Releases

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today cosponsored the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. This bill would fully repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 that were signed into law last year. The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on this bill as early as next week. “The Democrats’ healthc... Read more »

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Unnecessary Regulations on Small Businesses

| Posted in Press Releases

“It is obvious that physicians and dentists are not financial institutions and therefore do not present the same level of risk as financial institutions in cases of identity theft. The definition of creditor under the Red Flags Rule is overly broad and encompasses far too many businesses that should not be included. Many providers are considered creditors because they don’t require full payment at the time of service—instead they bill the insurance company first, and then they bill the patient the remainder of the bill. This system should not be treated the same as a loan with a bank,” said Congressman Simpson. “Health care is expensive enough; we don’t need to create needless regulations that will only increase costs even more.” Read more »

Simpson Signs Discharge Petition for H.R. 5141

| Posted in Press Releases

“This requirement must be repealed,” said Simpson. “During these difficult economic times, we should not be creating new unnecessary, expensive and burdensome regulations on small businesses that they cannot afford. We should repeal this provision and instead focus on promoting measures that would encourage small businesses to grow and create jobs.” Read more »

Simpson Votes to Repeal Health Insurance Mandate

| Posted in Press Releases

“Supporters of Obamacare often say, ‘You have to purchase car insurance, what is the difference?’ What they are missing is the freedom of choice. Individuals choose to buy and drive vehicles; it is not a requirement of citizenship. By mandating that all Americans purchase health insurance, the government is taking away your freedom to choose. We must repeal this mandate.” Read more »