Rep. Miller: House Votes to Repeal ObamaCare; Action Needed to Remove the IRS from Between Americans and Their Doctors

May 16, 2013 Issues: Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following comments regarding H.R. 45, the measure passed by the House of Representatives to fully repeal the President’s health care law.  This law is driving higher costs for families, individuals and businesses.  Today marks the third time the House has voted to fully repeal this law since 2011 – and has already succeeded in repealing and defunding parts of ObamaCare to protect taxpayers and our economy.  Miller said:

“There is nothing more personal to each and every American than their health care and their relationship with their doctor.  And no issue is more important to each and every American than having a growing economy and job security.  Today the House acted for the 37th time to repeal ObamaCare because it puts at risk the doctor-patient relationship and it will destroy jobs and put countless others at risk. 

“To make matters even worse, last Friday the IRS admitted that it unfairly and improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by using purely political motives for conducting their duties to enforce the tax code.  So now because of ObamaCare every American will not only have to submit all private information about their income and earnings to the IRS, they now will also now have to supply their most private health information to a government agency that currently does not have the trust of the American people.

“ObamaCare has a myriad of fatal flaws that call for one action – the full repeal.  The House has once again acted to get this job done and now if the Senate will join us we can get to work on a replacement to ObamaCare that has patient-centered reforms focused on protecting the doctor-patient relationship instead of putting it at risk, reducing costs instead of raising them, expanding access to care for all Americans instead of putting current care at risk, and finally creating jobs instead of destroying jobs.”

Note: There have been seven bills passed by the Congress and signed by President Obama that directly repeal or rescind funding from at least 8 different ObamaCare provisions:
H.R. 4: Repealed the small business paperwork (“1099”) mandate
H.R. 1473: Cut $2.2 billion from a “stealth public plan” and froze the IRS budget
H.R. 674: Saved taxpayers $13 billion by adjusting eligibility for ObamaCare programs
H.R. 2055: Made more cuts to CO-OPs, IPAB, IRS
H.R. 3630: Slashed billions from ObamaCare slush funds
H.R. 4348: Saved another $670 million from the “Louisiana Purchase”
H.R. 8: Repealed the unsustainable CLASS program