Health Care & Entitlements Legislative Alerts
Today, AFP joined 45 coalition partners calling on the Senate to overturn the IRS rule that is attempting to extend the health insurance exchange tax to businesses in states that have refused to set up the President’s exchanges, even though the statute clearly states they may not be taxed. AFP thanks Senator Ron Johnson for [...]
This week, Americans for Prosperity has outlined the two competing plans for redirecting Medicare’s unsustainable path: President Obama’s and Congressman Ryan’s. Both plans extend the trust fund’s longevity, but they attack the issue in very different ways. The President’s plan consolidates power in the hands of bureaucrats, while Congressman Ryan’s plan puts it back into the hands of seniors.
Like President Obama, Congressman Ryan has a plan to reform the Medicare system. Unlike President Obama’s plan, Ryan’s plan works by creating greater flexibility for seniors, utilizes market forces to achieve savings and has bipartisan support. Ryan’s plans have been co-sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat from Oregon.
By: Nicole Kaeding The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed by Congress and signed by the President in March of 2010. Americans for Prosperity has written extensively about its numerous tax increases, bureaucratic overreaches, disastrous health insurance exchanges and unconstitutional Medicaid expansion. But also hidden in the pages of PPACA are the [...]
With the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate, the subject of Medicare reform is dominating the news. Both Congressman Ryan and President Obama have distinctive plans to overhaul this huge entitlement program represented by a key choice: bureaucratic control or seniors’ choice. In a series of blog posts this week, Americans for Prosperity will be examining what Medicare is and whether it is sustainable, President Obama’s and Congressman Ryan’s Medicare plans, and the best path forward for American seniors.