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Camp Applauds IRS Decision to Sever Ties with ACORN

September 23, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp, (R-MI) and Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight, today issued the following statements after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it would terminate its relationship with ACORN:Congressman Dave Camp stated, “It is clear ACORN was using taxpayer funds to encourage ...

Camp: Who Made Gag Order Decision?

September 23, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today requested additional information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the growing controversy surrounding the agency’s gag order on private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, which prevents companies from sharing factual information with their enrollees.“I ...

Budget Chief Contradicts Obama on Medicare Costs

September 23, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

WASHINGTON — Congress' chief budget officer is contradicting President Barack Obama's oft-stated claim that seniors wouldn't see their Medicare benefits cut under a health care overhaul.The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, told senators Tuesday that seniors in Medicare's managed care plans would see reduced ...

Camp Demands Answers from CMS on Its ‘Gag Order’ on Those Providing Accurate Information About President’s Planned Medicare Cuts

September 22, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) blasted actions by the Obama Administration to silence critics of the President’s proposed Medicare cuts.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated an investigation into at least one provider of a Medicare Advantage (MA) health care plan for informing its enrollees that Medicare ...

FACT CHECK: Coverage Requirement Enforced With Tax

September 21, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

WASHINGTON – Memo to President Barack Obama: It's a tax. Obama insisted this weekend on national television that requiring people to carry health insurance — and fining them if they don't — isn't the same thing as a tax increase. But the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation's health care system doesn't quibble. Both the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee ...

Medicare Cuts Threaten High-Quality Health Care for 11 Million Seniors

September 21, 2009 — The Prescription Pad

Despite President Obama’s claims to the contrary on Sunday morning news programs, he and Congressional Democrats are proposing massive cuts to Medicare, which will reduce benefits and options that improve the quality of care for seniors.  As previously detailed, a total of 6 ...

All Talk on Trade

September 17, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

Is President Obama a free trader? He has said so -- many times. At the April Group of 20 summit in London, he announced that he and the other assembled leaders had "rejected the protectionism that could deepen this crisis. History tells us that turning inward can help turn a downturn into a depression." From Wall Street on Monday, he declared that "this administration is committed to ...

Camp Statement on Baucus Draft Bill

September 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C.- Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI ) today made the following statement regarding Senator Baucus's draft health care bill: “It is clear the arbitrary time limits imposed by the Senate Democrat Leadership hindered Senator Baucus’ ability to produce a bipartisan bill that the American people could support.  That is unfortunate.  The ...