WASHINGTON, D.C. – H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, now enjoys the support of 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. Introduced by Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06), this legislation would bar the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing or enforcing any component of President Obama’s health care law.
“President Obama’s Washington health care takeover allows a discredited government agency to be involved in some of the most personal decisions of our lives,” Rep. Tom Price said. “The IRS has proven either unwilling or unable to fairly and prudently enforce current laws and regulations of the federal government. How can we possibly trust them to implement a massive takeover of health care?”
“I am grateful to my colleagues in the House who have chosen to co-sponsor this legislation because they share a grave concern about the IRS’s role as the enforcement agency of the President’s health care law,” Rep. Tom Price said. “We welcome Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to also co-sponsor this bill and empower patients, families and doctors to make health care decisions, not the IRS.”
This two-page bill has also earned the support of several prominent thought leaders and organizations, including Americans for Tax Reform and FreedomWorks. Rep. Price discussed his proposal Friday on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel.
Congressman Tom Price, M.D., is the Vice-Chair of the House Committee on the Budget. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Price is an orthopaedic surgeon who spent more than 20 years caring for patients in the metro Atlanta area.