HHS Releases Taxpayer Funded Propaganda, Ignores States’ Questions
WASHINGTON, DC – In a mere two months, states will be required to submit an application detailing whether they plan to establish the insurance exchanges mandated in the president’s health care law; for those states that choose not to take on this regulatory burden, the alternative will be a federally run system. Similarly, states will soon be forced to decide whether to undertake a massive expansion of the Medicaid program that could increase state costs by at least $118 billion. However, HHS has yet to outline...
Welcome to the New Energy and Commerce Committee Website
The Energy and Commerce Committee is committed to providing visitors with easy access to the most up to date information on the work of the committee in the 112th Congress; that’s why we’re thrilled to be launching this new website.
Take a look inside:
A new Subcommittee section aggregates all the information and resources about the committee’s work on pages organized by issue.
The Hearings and Votes section of the website makes it easier to find comprehensive details about hearings and markups. Each event will continue to be...
Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Disrupts Obamacare and Leaves More Unanswered Questions for States
Obamacare proponents frequently claim that the law will cover approximately 30 million people when fully implemented. However, how they plan to achieve this goal is rarely discussed. In addition to exchange subsidies, approximately 20 million individuals will be swept into a massive Medicaid expansion in 2014. Governors across the country opposed this Medicaid expansion because it would tie their hands with new federal mandates and would ultimately require significant state financial resources.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government cannot punish states by cutting off all...
FLASHBACK: Obama on Obamacare: “Absolutely Not a Tax Increase”
In 2009, President Obama insisted the individual mandate was not a tax. As ABC News pointed...
A Look at the Democrats’ Health Care Law
Health Care Costs and Impact on Americans
$1,200: Increase in health care premiums for an average American family in the year following enactment of the Democrats’ health care law. 13 percent: Premium increase, in 2016, for individuals and families who buy coverage on their own - compared to if the law hadn’t been enacted at all. $118 billion: Additional financial burden saddled onto state budgets from ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion. 200 percent: National debt as a percentage of GDP in 2037...