According to Kelly Phillips Erb at Forbes congress is ramping up efforts to end Obamacare. Ms. Erb writes that the House recently passed the Keep The IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The purpose of the bill, H.R. 2009, is to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
According to Ms. Erb the bill states that the recent IRS tax exemption organization scandal “raises pertinent questions about the agency’s ability to implement and oversee” the law and “could be an indication of future IRS abuses…” As a result, the bill demands that the Treasury not enforce the health care act.
Although the bill is not a repeal of the Health Care Act it is an attempt to skirt around it and the bill is considered to be part of #StopGovtAbuse Week an initiative by House Republicans to “restrain runaway government and re-empower citizens.”
Ms. Erb notes that President Obama has threatened to veto the bill but it will likely be unnecessary. The Democrats hold a slim majority in the Senate and are not likely to approve any variation on the bill.Segal, Cohen & Landis
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