Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is a federal statute signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid.

On Thursday, I held a hearing in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to examine
I always laugh when a poll tells us the obvious, and no surprise here, as a new CNN/ORC poll shows that most Americans, 57 percent, want the next president to undo “Change we can believe in,” and go back to the America that...
Last week I welcomed the National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy to my office in Washington to discuss their legislative priorities.
This week, I introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would remove Obamacare's costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state...
Last week, I introduced legislation that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for the Delphi Salaried Retirees.
Every week, I hear stories about how the President’s failed healthcare law hurts Texans. I hear about plans being dropped, increased deductibles and skyrocketing premiums. Real healthcare reform would lower costs, improve...
One thing I continue to hear from the people I represent is how terrible and totally unworkable Obamacare is. I’ve received countless letters and phone calls from folks like Michelle from Seadrift, whose monthly cost nearly...
In November voters all across the country spoke loud and clear that Congress must do everything we can to repeal Obamacare. The results of this disastrous law speak for themselves: millions of Americans out of work or unable...
Since the President signed his controversial healthcare law, the American people and businesses across the country have been subjected to sky-rocketing costs and burdensome regulations. On Wednesday the House voted on and...
Welcome to 2015! Wow! Is it even possible that we've just rung in a new year? I guess so, and with the new year also marks the beginning of Obamacare. You remember Obamacare, right? I mean, how could we forget it? It...
Today, I announced plans to offer an amendment to H.R. 2, House-passed legislation addressing the so-called “doc fix.” This amendment would fully pay for the legislation by repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate.
Last week, on the same week that the Administration celebrated the five-year anniversary of Obamacare, I introduced the Health Insurance Freedom Act (H.R. 1664), which would allow state insurance commissioners the option of...
As Chairman of Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, I introduced H.R. 1479, the Repeal of the Obamacare Bay State Boondoggle Act.
Last week, we saw an example of executive overreach through an executive edict issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The draft regulations seek to ban common rifle ammunition – yet another...
Impeached Ex- Federal Judge and Congressman Alcee Hastings’ recent attack on Congressman Burgess and the state of Texas in a House Rules Committee hearing on Obamacare, illustrates the difference in heritage between Texas...
Americans forced out of their healthcare plans and into the president’s unpopular Affordable Care Act may face another jarring disruption later this summer. That’s when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling is expected on whether the...
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell repeatedly refused to answer my questions about the Obama Administration’s response if the Supreme Court determines...
Following news reports last week that as many as 50 data mining companies were provided direct access to monitor information entered on the HealthCare.gov website, I sent several letters seeking an explanation.
Foreshadowing. Alluding to the future. Prophesying. We've all heard of these things before. We've heard foreshadowing through the recording made by former President Reagan when he warned of the dangers of socialized...
We are told in America by the Left that healthcare is a human right. Then the Left trots out some failing European system to bolster their point.As with most things Left, they are disingenuous liars. Healthcare is a...

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