WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced [on Tuesday] that he is taking additional steps in his continuing efforts to defund, delay, and ultimately repeal the president’s health care law.
Last week, Sen. Toomey co-sponsored two bills authored by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), which either delay a portion or all of the onerous mandates and taxes established by the president’s health care law for one year. Specifically, both of these bills delay the individual and employer mandates that go into effect on January 1, 2014.
“The president’s health care law is fundamentally wrong in its approach to improving our nation’s health care system and should be repealed in its entirety,” said Sen. Toomey. “This law imposes onerous new mandates and regulations that are bad for patients, doctors, job growth, and our overall economy. In the absence of repealing this law, Congress should at least delay the implementation of its heavy-handed mandates to prevent the imminent harm they will have on the pocketbooks of Pennsylvanians, job creation, and our economy.”
Since taking office in 2011, Sen. Toomey has repeatedly advocated for repealing the president’s health care law in its entirety. Additionally, Sen. Toomey has worked with his Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle on a broad array of strategies to dismantle the law, such as repealing the medical device tax, which stands to cost the Pennsylvania economy $100 million annually. Sen. Toomey has also co-sponsored legislation that eliminates the health insurance tax and the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
~ News Release via Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania ~