Boehner Leads House in Voting to Repeal ObamaCare Law That’s Hurting the Economy
Yesterday Congressman Boehner led the House in voting a second time to fully repeal ObamaCare, which is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to grow and hire. "The intent of the president's health care law was to lower costs and to help create jobs. ... Instead, it is making our economy worse," Boehner said on the House floor shortly before the vote, Associated Press reports.
According to AP, Boehner discussed how the law would hurt employers, citing “a study by a business group that estimated that one of the bill's taxes would cost up to 249,000 jobs, and a different estimate that a second tax would ‘put as many as 47,100 in jeopardy.’"
Here’s a look at several of the law’s 21 tax hikes and their impact on Ohio job creators:
>> Employer Mandate: Area businesses – including Columbus-based White Castle – say that ObamaCare’s employer mandate will have a “devastating” impact, resulting in significant reductions in net revenue and job growth.
>> Health Insurance Tax: ObamaCare’s tax on health insurance policies that most small businesses purchase will increase costs and result in the loss of at least 2,500 jobs and $2.5 billion in sales, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
>> Medical Device Tax: More than two dozen Ohio employers wrote Boehner and congressional leaders last month urging repeal of the law’s tax on medical devices that has caused one leading manufacturer to stop hiring.
Families and small businesses wanted health care reform that lowered costs and protected jobs, but instead Washington Democrats filled ObamaCare with onerous mandates, job-crushing tax hikes and new government controls.
In 2011 Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected the law's individual mandate that forces Americans to purchase government approved health care or pay a tax, and Americans continue to voice their support for the law’s full repeal. Washington Democrats have so far refused to follow the lead of Boehner and the House in working to protect the economy from ObamaCare, but Americans can elect leaders this November to the Senate and the White House who will stand with Boehner scrapping this harmful law.
If you agree that ObamaCare is bad for the economy and favor common sense, step-by-step reforms to lower costs and protect jobs, sign up for Team Boehner and get involved in the fight for freedom and reform!
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