UPDATES

Democrat Health Care Bill Increases the Deficit by $239 Billion

July 20, 2009 — The Prescription Pad

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf has stated that the House Democrats’ health care bill, “would expand federal spending on health care to a significant degree.”  So much so that despite increasing taxes by $820 billion, in just five short years the Democrats’ ...

Camp Statement On Deficit Increasing By $239 Billion As Result Of Democrats’ Health Care Bill

July 18, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Late last night, the Congressional Budget Office announced that the federal deficit will increase by $239 billion as a result of House Democrats’ bill to create a government-run health care plan.  The deficit would begin to skyrocket in just five short years under the Democrat bill despite $820 billion in new taxes to be paid for by individuals ...

Locke: U.S. Should Pay For Carbon Content of Imported Goods

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

SHANGHAI, - To address the serious threat of global warming, Americans should be required to "pay" for the carbon content of goods they consume from countries around the world, a top U.S. official said on Friday."It's important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America -- and it's our own consumption activity that's causing the ...

Bipartisan Opposition in Ways and Means to Speaker’s $1.5 Trillion Government Takeover of Health Care

July 17, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – At the conclusion of today’s markup of H.R. 3200 "America's Affordable Health Choices Act" three Democrats voted with all Ways and Means Republicans in opposing a government takeover of our nation’s health care system.The three Democrats voting against the healthcare bill were:  Ron Kind (WI-03), Earl Pomeroy (ND-At Large), and John ...

Ways and Means Committee Markup of H.R. 3200 “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”

July 16, 2009 — Committee Votes

Democrats Refuse to Let Americans Keep the Insurance They Have and Like2 out of 3 will lose their health insuranceDemocrats voted against an amendment offered by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to strike the government-run plan. When speaking before the American Medical Association, President Obama stated that, “If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to ...

Physician Unrest Flares Over AMA Stand

July 16, 2009 — In Case You Missed It...

 Concerned that the American Medical Association has taken too tepid a position on Democratic healthcare reform plans, a coalition of state medical associations and specialty organizations is breaking from the country's largest physicians' group to mount its own push against the inclusion of a public insurance option in any overhaul bill.

Herger Statement on Markup of H.R. 3200 ” America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”

July 16, 2009 — Opening Statements

Mr. Chairman, nobody disputes that America's health care system needs reform. Rising health care costs are putting the squeeze on families, businesses, and government alike, while placing quality health coverage completely out of reach for too many Americans. Unfortunately, the bill before us fails to bring costs under control. Instead, it would raise taxes and force employers to cut ...

Camp Opening Statement on H.R. 3200 ” America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”

July 16, 2009 — Opening Statements

Mr. Chairman, you and I have been here before, we were sitting in different chairs back in 1994, but we were both here attempting to improve the nation’s health care system.  And, while we are still here attempting to improve the nation’s health care system, much more than our seats on the dais have changed.  In 1994, as we debated health care reform, the full Ways and Means ...

Democrat Tax & Spend “Solution” to Health Care Pushes Marginal Tax Rates to Over 50 Percent

July 16, 2009 — The Prescription Pad

Taxpayers in 39 of 50 states would be subject to a top marginal tax rate of over 50 percent under the job-killing surtax in the House Democrats’ health care bill. The average top marginal rate in the United States would be higher than just three of the 30 most economically-developed countries. But given time, we are sure the majority will find a way to push every state to the top of the list. ...