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Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) highlights the House’s focus on jobs as the president’s policies continue to make our economy worse. “His health care law may well be the worst offender, driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers,” Rep. Paulsen says. “It's making things worse in our economy, and it needs to be fully repealed.” A measure passed by the House this week, and sponsored by Rep. Paulsen, repeals an ObamaCare tax on medical device manufacturers that provides yet another vivid illustration of how this health care law is hurting small businesses.
Hello, I’m Congressman Erik
Paulsen from the great state of
Last week the
It’s clear that getting our economy going again should be
job number one for everyone in
Republicans remain focused on removing government barriers
to job creation so we can build a stronger economy for all Americans. In
the coming weeks, through our Plan for
One of those initiatives, passed just this week, repealing a massive job killing tax increase on medical device manufacturers that is in the president’s health care law. Repealing this job-crushing tax is a critical step, also worthy of the Senate’s support. And, it’s a vivid demonstration of why we need to fully repeal this health care law.
The medical technology industry is an American success
story that accounts for more than 423,000 jobs in our country, many of which are
in my home state of
Worse yet, I’ve heard from business leaders who say that this new tax is already forcing them to lay off workers and they may even have to shut their doors completely. We cannot afford to lose these – or any – American jobs.
Promises that this law would lower health care costs have also fallen well short. Health insurance premiums for the average American family spiked nine percent last year – triple the increase seen the year before.
Clearly we can’t go on like this. The health care
law’s one-size-fits-all approach is unsustainable and unaffordable, and soon,
the Supreme Court may rule it unconstitutional. Republicans are ready to
act on patient-centered reforms that protect Americans’ access to the care they
need. Families should be able to make their own choices, and see their own
doctor. Those decisions should not be made from
The bottom line is this: the president’s health care law is driving up health care costs and hurting small businesses, and for the sake of our economy, it must fully be repealed.
“Thank you for listening.”