This week's One-Minute of the Week comes from Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida. Rep. Bilirakis spoke up for the 15 million seniors who rely on Medicare Advantage and are facing cuts to their hard-earned benefits under Obamacare.
America's middle-class families are hurting. Too many are struggling to make ends meet in the Obama economy, too many are having a hard time heating their homes this winter, and too many are facing higher health care costs because of Obamacare.House Republicans want to get Washington out of the way to help strengthen our middle class, and provide the same relief from Obamacare's burdens to hardworking Americans that the President has given to businesses.
President Obama recently granted businesses another one-year suspension in the enforcement of the employer mandate penalties. It is not fair to give relief to businesses with big checkbooks, yet not help hardworking Americans with relief from these taxes. Watch the House Republican's latest video -- targeting younger Americans -- about this week's vote on the SIMPLE Fairness Act. This legislation would make the individual mandate tax $0 dollars for the rest of the year. To share your experiences with the President's health care law, go to GOP.gov/YourStory.
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) delivered the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, March 1. Wagner discussed a new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reveals premiums will rise for 11 million small business workers because of the president's health care law."Missourians in the 2nd District and beyond are facing the harsh realities of the president's health care law," Rep. Wagner said. "Every day, I listen to their stories about how the President's health care law is adversely affecting their lives. Now, Harry Reid is calling them liars. I look forward to taking this opportunity to tell their stories and put a face on the failures of the president's health care law."
As the Administration pushed this week to sign-up more Latinos for Obamacare, Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10) pointed out that the law is causing higher premiums and lost coverage for Latinos along with millions of other Americans, with problems being compounded by difficulties with the Spanish-language version of Healthcare.gov.
The IRS is targeting people based on their political beliefs. Millions of small business workers are faced with higher insurance costs and lower-take home pay, and millions of seniors are seeing cuts in Medicare Advantage benefits.
These are the dangers of out-of-control government. It's time to stop government abuse and move forward with real solutions that create jobs and expand opportunity for all.
In this week's Republican address, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) shares stories from seniors in his district who, because of the new health care law, have already lost access to the doctors and plans they like -- something the president repeatedly promised would not happen.With this law continuing to wipe out options for seniors, Rep. Rooney joins House Republican leaders in urging the president to address these problems before it is too late.
Americans continue to suffer the effects of stagnant economic growth and a health care law that isn't working. Another unilateral delay won't fix Obamacare. It's time for President to get serious and work with Congress to find real solutions to get America back to work.