Letter of Support for Rep. Price's Bill to Prohibit the IRS from Implementing the Health Care Law

July 15, 2013 J

Dear Representative Price:

On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud you for introducing the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act (H.R. 2009), which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from implementing the President’s health care law.

The health care law grants the IRS an alarming expansion of new power, essentially granting the agency the authority to oversee every American’s health insurance decisions. The IRS will be responsible for enforcing the health insurance mandates on individuals and employers, collecting the 21 new taxes created in the law, and cross-referencing individuals’ health insurance exchange applications with IRS records.

AFP is deeply concerned that all Americans will now be asked to turn over the private health insurance information about their children and families to a disgraced organization that has admitted to abusing its power and processing applications in a biased, political manner. How can the American people trust that the IRS won’t also target American citizens who disagree with the President when enforcing the health care law?

Your legislation also affirms the common-sense principle that control over health care decisions should remain between American families and their doctors, not Washington bureaucrats like the IRS. Americans for Prosperity is proud to support H.R. 2009, your legislation to prohibit the IRS from enforcing provisions of the health care law. I urge your colleagues to support its passage, and I look forward to working with you in the future.


Christine Harbin Hanson
Policy Analyst
Americans for Prosperity

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