WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House Ways and Means Committee passed reconciliation legislation to repeal five core parts of Obamacare: the individual mandate, the employer mandate, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the medical device tax, and the “Cadillac tax.” Upon passage, Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement.
“This bill is a big step toward dismantling Obamacare. Through reconciliation, we have the opportunity to get a repeal bill not only through the House—but actually to the president’s desk. By tearing down many of the worst parts of the law—like forcing people to buy insurance only to later tax them for it—we could stop Obamacare in its tracks and start working toward a more affordable, higher-quality, patient-centered system. With contributions from three House committees, this reconciliation package will give American families the relief they need from such a disastrous law. It’s time to confront the president with the failings of Obamacare, and that’s just what this bill will do.”