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Work to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act
October 17, 2013
As you know, I have fought hard to repeal and replace the President's Affordable Care Act (ACA), which I believe is disastrous for the American economy and for our health care system. Over the past two terms, I have voted to do just that - to dismantle this flawed law that is driving up costs, jeopardizing seniors’ access to care, and making it harder for small businesses to hire.
While the goal is to repeal all of the ACA, here’s a look at the bills that passed the House and Senate and have been signed into law by President Obama, which begin to dismantle provisions of his health care law to protect our economy and save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.
The list includes measures, passed into law last week as part of H.R. 2775, that prohibit federal financial assistance from being provided to individuals who purchase health care coverage through the new state exchanges until an income verification program is in place.
Below you will also find a full list of legislation considered or passed by the House dealing with the ACA.
Bills signed into law repealing provisions of the ACA:
• H.R. 4: Repealed the small business paperwork (“1099”) mandate: The paperwork mandate was called “one of Washington’s dumbest ideas” – it would have destroyed jobs and “hit start-ups hardest, not to mention farms, charities and churches.” House Republicans kept their Pledge to America and repealed it. H.R. 4 also reduced exchange subsidy overpayments by $25 billion.
• H.R. 1473: Cut $2.2 billion from a “stealth public plan” and froze the IRS budget: H.R. 1473 undermined ObamaCare by cutting $2.2 billion from the “Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan” (CO-OP) program – a “stealth public plan.” It saved $400 million by eliminating “Free Choice Vouchers,” which The Hill warned “could lead young, healthy workers to opt out” of their employer plans, “driving up costs for everybody else.” And it ensured the IRS wouldn’t receive additional funding for new agents to enforce the president’s health care law.
• H.R. 674: Saved taxpayers $13 billion by adjusting eligibility for ObamaCare programs: This bill not only repealed a devastating IRS withholding tax – it saved taxpayers $13 billion by changing how the eligibility for certain programs is calculated under ObamaCare. Without the change, a couple earning as much as much as $64,000 could still qualify for Medicaid.
• H.R. 2055: Made more cuts to CO-OPs, IPAB, IRS: This bill shaved another $400 million off the CO-OPs; cut another $305 million from the IRS to hamper its ability to enforce the law’s tax hikes and mandates; and rescinded $10 million from the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) of bureaucrats, to which Republican leaders are declining to recommend appointments.
• H.R. 3630: Slashed billions from ObamaCare slush funds: Republicans fought for another $11.6 billion in savings, saving taxpayers $5 billion from the Prevention & Public Health slush fund, $2.5 billion from ObamaCare’s “Louisiana Purchase,” and more.
• H.R. 4348: Saved another $670 million from the “Louisiana Purchase”: This saved another $670 million by further adjusting a drafting error that made the “Louisiana Purchase” even costlier.
• H.R. 8: Repealed the unsustainable CLASS program: H.R. 8 saved $6.5 billion by repealing the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, an unsustainable entitlement program whose phony “savings” were used by Democrats to mask the true cost of ObamaCare. The former Democratic chairman of the Senate Budget Committee called CLASS “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing Bernie Madoff would be proud of.” The bill also rescinded all unobligated CO-OP funds – another $2.3 billion savings for taxpayers.
• H.R. 2775: No Subsidies Without Verification Act: The bill requires the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department to ensure that the marketplace exchanges under the 2010 health care overhaul, where individuals purchase insurance, are verifying that the individuals applying for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions are eligible for those federal benefits. Prior to making those credits and reductions available, the HHS secretary must certify to Congress that the exchanges are verifying eligibility.
Full list of House Legislation dealing with the Affordable Care Act:
H.R. 2: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act – Passed 245-189. See Roll Call 14.
H.R. 1: FY2011 Continuing Appropriations Bill – Passed 235-189. See Roll Call 147.
- Rehberg Amendment #575 – Passed 239-187. See Roll Call 97.
- King Amendment #267 – Passed 241-187. See Roll Call 98.
- King Amendment #268 – Passed 237-191. See Roll Call 99.
- Emerson Amendment #83 – Passed 246-182. See Roll Call 100.
- Price Amendment #409 – Passed 241-185. See Roll Call 110.
- Burgess Amendment #200 – Passed 239-182. See Roll Call 138.
- Pitts Amendment #430 – Passed 239-183. See Roll Call 141.
- Gardner Amendment #79 – Passed 241-184. See Roll Call 121.
- Hayworth Amendment #567 – Agreed to by Voice Vote. See Database Record.
H.R. 4: The Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 – Passed 314-112. See Roll Call 162.
H.R. 1217: To Repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund – Passed 236-183. See Roll Call 264.
H.R. 1473: Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – Passed 260-167. See Roll Call 268.
H.Con.Res. 35: Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473 – Passed 240-185. See Roll Call 270.
H.Con.Res. 34: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021 – Passed 235-193. See Roll Call 277.
H.R. 1213: To repeal mandatory funding provided to States in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges – Passed 238-183. See Roll Call 285.
H.R. 1214: To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction – Passed 235-191. See Roll Call 290.
H.R. 1216: To amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations – Passed 234-185. See Roll Call 340.
S. 365: Budget Control Act of 2011 – Passed 269-161. See Roll Call 690.
H.R. 358: Protect Life Act – Passed 251-172. See Roll Call 789.
H.R. 674: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities… – Passed amended Senate version 422-0. See Roll Call 853.
H.R. 3630 (12/13/2011): Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act – Passed 234-193. See Roll Call 923.
H.R. 3630 (2/17/2012): Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act – Passed 293-132. See Roll Call 72.
H.R. 5: Protecting Access to Healthcare Act – Passed 223-181. See Roll Call 126.
H.Con.Res. 112: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2013 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2014 through 2022 – Passed 228-191. See Roll Call 151.
H.R. 4628: Interest Rate Reduction Act – Passed 215-195. See Roll Call 195.
H.R. 5652: Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 – Passed 218-199. See Roll Call 247.
H.R. 436: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2012 – Passed 270-146. See Roll Call 361.
H.R. 4348: MAP-21 – Passed 373-52. See Roll Call 451.
H.R. 6079 (Repeal of Obamacare on July 11, 2012): Repeal of Obamacare Act – Passed 244-185. See Roll Call 460.
H.R. 6684: Spending Reduction Act of 2012 – Passed 215-209. See Roll Call 644.
H.R. 8: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – Passed 257-167. See Roll Call 659 (LOC link is broken).
H.Con.Res. 25: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023 – Passed 221-207. See Roll Call 88
H.R. 45: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 – Passed 229-195. See Roll Call 154
H.R. 2667: Authority for Mandate Delay Act – Passed 264-161. See Roll Call 361
H.R. 2668: Fairness for American Families Act – Passed 251-174. See Roll Call 363
H.R. 2009: Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 – Passed 232-185. See Roll Call 447
H.R. 2775: No Subsidies Without Verification Act – Passed 235-191. See Roll Call 458
H.J.Res.59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 – Passed 230-189. See Roll Call 478
H.J.Res.59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, Blackburn Amendment #2 – Passed 231-192. See Roll Call 498
H.J.Res.59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, House Amendment – Passed 228-201. See Roll Call 504
H.Res.368, Rule providing that the House insists on its amendment to H.J. Res. 59 and requesting a conference with the Senate – Passed 228-199. See Roll Call 505.