I know how important healthcare is to you and your families. We are fortunate to live in a country that is home to the most advanced medicines and technologies.
I spent four years in Romania with my husband where we started a foundation to provide medical supplies to impoverished children. Those years gave me a greater appreciation for the advancements our country has made in healthcare; however, I know our overall healthcare system is not perfect and I’ve heard your concerns.
The President spent his first term in office pushing through an overly burdensome and job-killing health law. I was not a member of Congress when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed, but, now, as your elected official, I will actively fight to repeal this government takeover of our health system because I believe government has no business interfering with our private healthcare decisions.
Not only will this law kill jobs and get in between patients and their doctors, PPACA will stifle medical innovation and places addition taxes on American families. As Hoosiers, we are proud to be a leader in the medical device industry, with over 300 medical device manufacturers calling our state home. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a provision that imposes a new 2.3% sales tax on medical devices. This debilitating tax will make it harder to companies to hire people in our community and potentially make it harder for our seniors and veterans to access to life-saving medical devices. This is why I have supported the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 523) to repeal this excise tax.
For everyone in my district, and in the great state of Indiana, I want you know I will be working tirelessly to create and implement healthcare reforms that will improve access to quality healthcare, reduce costs, and remove burdensome government regulations. This is why I need your help in addressing our country’s healthcare issues. Please contact me so we can work together to bring forth real solutions.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill she co-sponsored:
“Today’s vote represents a step in the right direction for Hoosiers and Americans across the country. This commonsense legislation restores the broken promise President Obama made to the American people by ensuring they can keep the health care plans they like and need into next year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today announced support for the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill introduced yesterday by Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), to protect the many Americans whose health plans are being cancelled due to Obamacare.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Wednesday night announcement that individuals have been granted an additional 6 weeks to sign up for Obamacare without penalty, extending the deadline for penalty-free enrollment to March 31st:
“Last night, the White House granted Americans a six-week delay before incurring penalties due to more flaws in Obamacare.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Hoosier lawmakers sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today requesting information on the number of Hoosiers currently enrolled in the health care exchange. Over the past three weeks, numerous malfunctions and problems have been reported with the website, preventing applicants from successfully enrolling in the health care exchange.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) tonight voted for a continuing resolution that prevents a government shutdown, eliminates Obamacare subsidies for the President, Members of Congress, and their staff, and delays the individual mandate. Walorski is an original co-sponsor of the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act, a bill included in the continuing resolution to prevent special Obamacare subsidies for the President, Members of Congress, and their staff.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) voted to avert a government shutdown, while delaying Obamacare for one year and repealing the medical device tax.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) led a letter to President Obama requesting the permanent delay of Obamacare for all Americans. Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed two bills to delay the employer and individual mandates in Obamacare for one-year, following the Administration’s announcement to delay implantation of the employer mandate, a key provision of the health care law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two bills to delay the employer and individual mandates in Obamacare:
By Erin Blasko, South Bend Tribune
The decision to delay implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is either a welcome opportunity to make common-sense improvements to the law or more evidence of the coming train wreck that it represents, local members of Congress are saying.