Since the president’s health-care law was signed into law, many of my constituents have contacted me with their concerns regarding access to affordable, quality health care. The majority of these constituents have encouraged me to vote to repeal this intrusive legislation and replace it with common-sense reforms.
The first piece of the president’s health-care law Congress repealed was the 1099 requirement, which provided relief to small businesses by eliminating this onerous requirement. The 1099 provision was scheduled to take effect this year, when small businesses would have to send to the IRS a 1099 form for each and every business-to-business transaction of $600 or more. It was expected the IRS would need to hire as many as 16,000 new auditors.
It is my belief that the Obama administration’s current health-care law sets onerous rules and regulations empowering the federal government, rather than the American people. I will continue to fight for a full repeal of the law, which is brimming with poorly conceived, wildly expensive and intrusive provisions that will slow job creation, increase debt and make it tougher for families and small business owners to make ends meet. The law has already resulted in insurance premium increases and millions of Americans losing their health care plan.