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WASHINGTON, DC – Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, highlighting the Affordable Care Act’s severe impact on school districts across the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) spoke on the floor this evening prior to a passing vote for the full repeal Obamacare, H.R. 45. In light of overwhelming new reports and waning political support from once supportive lawmakers, Congresswoman Walorski highlighted a few of the President’s broken promises to the American people including increasing cost, rising health care premiums on American families, and $716 billion raided from Medicare.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, no fan of a new tax on medical devices, now worries about the impact to military veterans.
She sent a letter this week to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki expressing her concerns and asking for more precise information on how the VA plans to deal with the rise in costs brought on by the 2.3 percent tax. The tax, included in the Affordable Care Act, the controversial overhaul of the U.S. health care system, went into effect Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the only member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supported by bipartisan members of Indiana’s delegation. The letter asks Secretary Shinseki to explain how the new tax will impact access to quality care for veterans who rely on medical devices.
MISHAWAKA, IN – In recognition of the three-year anniversary of the President’s Health Care Law, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) visited Complexus Medical to hear about the impact of Obamacare on Michiana businesses.
“The medical device tax is just one example of bad policy to burden innovators, eliminate good-paying jobs, and endanger quality care. Northern Indiana is the global leader of the orthopedic industry, but Washington red tape, higher premiums, and onerous mandates are compromising options for our seniors, veterans, and American families.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to save Hoosier jobs, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today became an original co-sponsor of the Protect Medical Innovation Act (H.R. 523). This bill will eliminate the 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices, which went into effect on January 1, 2013 as part of the President’s Affordable Care Act.
GOSHEN, IN – During the grand opening of the Goshen Heart and Vascular Center today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) participated in the celebration alongside Indiana University Health Goshen officials and Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman.