WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla), a leading Senate conservative, cosponsored seven new pieces of legislation to repeal the excessive burdens of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
“Since ObamaCare was quickly pushed through Congress two years ago, health care premiums have risen, taxes have increased, and more people have become dependent on an inefficient government system,” Inhofe said.“It is no surprise that the Congressional Budget Office recently released new estimates showing the health care reform law is going to cost yet another $164 billion than previous estimates, and 3 million additional people will be forced into the government system as more employers will not be able to afford offering insurance to their employees. In the 113thCongress, I have already cosponsored several pieces of health care legislation, including a full repeal of the ObamaCare. I will continue to fight to see this law repealed and work towards common-sense health care solutions with my Senate colleagues."
Inhofe is a cosponsor of the following legislation that has been introduced in the 113th congress:
· The American Liberty Restoration Act (S. 40): would repeal the federal mandate for all individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.
· The Medical Care Access Protection (MCAP) Act (S. 44): would reform the medical liability process by limiting non-economic damages, set a statute of limitations of three years on claims, impose sanctions for frivolous lawsuits, prescribe qualifications for expert witnesses, and limit the awarding of punitive damages.
· The Preserving Access to Targeted, Individualized, and Effective New Treatments and Services (PATIENTS) Act of 2013 (S. 133): would prohibit the federal government from using Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to deny or delay coverage of a health care item or service under a federal health care program, and require CER to account for differences in the treatment response and preferences of patients, including patient-reported outcomes, genomics and personalized medicine, the unique needs of health disparity populations, and indirect patient benefits.
· The Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion (PROTECT) Act (S. 154): would prohibit any taxpayer dollars from being used to fund elective abortions under Multi-State Plans created under ObamaCare.
· S. 177: would fully repeal the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
· The Hospital Payment Fairness Act of 2013 (S. 183): would terminate a provision of the PPACA that unfairly increased funding for hospitals in Massachusetts, while reducing payments to hospitals of other states.
· S. 232: would to repeal the $20 billion excise tax on medical devices.