Maloney Votes For Higher Premiums and More IRS Control Of Healthcare

  For Immediate Release

May 17, 2013

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Maloney Votes For Higher Premiums and More IRS Control Of Healthcare

Given Chance To Repeal ObamaCare, Maloney In Lockstep With Pelosi

WASHINGTON – Just yesterday, Sean Patrick Maloney inexplicably voted to keep the “train wreck” that is ObamaCare. His vote to keep this disastrous law on the books is a vote to cut Medicare for seniors, restrict cancer screenings for women, and raise premiums for middle-class families. To top it off, the IRS, the agency at the heart of a recent scandal, will play a “dominant role” in the enforcing the law.

Maloney should be ashamed of himself. Even members of his own party have spoken out against the law, yet he still stands firm on letting bureaucrats meddle in your healthcare choices.


“Even Democrats admit that ObamaCare is a ‘train wreck,’ but Sean Patrick Maloney stands in the way of repealing this disastrous law,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “His vote will lead to higher premiums, restricted cancer screenings, and IRS control of your healthcare.”


Sean Patrick Maloney Voted Against Repealing ObamaCare. (H.R. 45, Roll Call Vote #154, 229-195, 5/16/13)


According To A Report From The Treasury’s Inspector General, “Ineffective Management” At The IRS Led To The Recent Scandal. “Ineffective management at the Internal Revenue Service allowed agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, an internal Treasury Department report said Tuesday. Lax managers allowed the practice to go on for more than 18 months, said the report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.” (“Inspector General Says Ineffective Management At IRS Allowed Agents To Target Tea Party Groups,” Associated Press, 5/14/13)


  • The Associated Press Reported That Senior IRS Officials Knew Of The Targeting In 2011. “Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.” (“IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups Earlier Than 2012,” Associated Press, 5/13/13)


The IRS Will Have A “Dominant Role” In ObamaCare, Even Determining Who Will Get Included In Mandate. “Get ready for the Internal Revenue Service to play a dominant role in health care. When Obamacare takes full effect next year, the agency will enforce most of the laws involved in the reform—even deciding who gets included in the health-care mandate.” (Mark Koba, “When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules,” CNBC, 5/6/13)


Under Obamacare, Health Insurance Premiums For Families Are Now About $3,000 Higher, Instead Of $2,500 Lower As President Obama Promised. “Although President Obama repeatedly claimed that health-insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term, they are actually about $3,000 higher—a spread of about $5,500 per family.” (Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)


Montana Senator Max Baucus Called Obamacare “A Huge Train Wreck.”  “A Democratic senator who helped craft President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law gave the administration “a failing grade” on Wednesday for its efforts to educate the public and small employers about sweeping changes due to take effect in eight months. ‘I just see a huge train wreck,’ Senator Max Baucus of Montana told Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, an oversight panel that he chairs.” (David Morgan, “Democratic Senator Says Government Has Failed On Healthcare Outreach,’” Reuters, 4/17/13)


The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Has Limited Cancer Screenings For Women. “Dozens of screening tests and treatments that directly benefit women are likely to be dropped from any coverage. Here’s a sampling of what the Preventive Services Task Force dings: chlamydia screening in most women over 25; cervical-cancer screening in those over 65; breast-cancer screening using digital mammography or MRI instead of the traditional plain film. Screening for ovarian cancer and the genes that raise a women’s risk of breast cancer also don’t make the cut. Same for clinical breast exams in women older than 40….Americans first became familiar with the Preventive Services Task Force in November 2009, when it made the controversial decision to advocate that women ages 40-49 shouldn’t get routine mammograms. More recently, it rebuffed routine use of tests for detecting the viruses that can cause cervical cancer. And now it’s calling the shots for what benefits must be included and what can be nixed from our plans.” (Scott Gottlieb, “Obamacare V. Women,” New York Post, 10/23/12)


President Obama Cut Over $700 Billion From Medicare To Pay For Obamacare. (Congressional Budget Office, 7/24/12) 





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