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Ellmers Votes to Protect Americans from Obamacare FraudSeptember 12 2013
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floor speech on the bill from this morning.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2775 - the No Subsidies without Verification Act:
"Nearly three years ago, I decided to run for office for one primary reason: to defeat and repeal Obamacare. Three years later, this terrible law is set to be implemented and the dire warnings and predictions are already coming true. This past summer alone, we saw three major delays in the law's implementation - from the employee mandate to consumer price caps to the bill we debated here in the House this morning."
"I was proud to work with my colleagues to successfully pass the No Subsidies without Verification Act today. The premise of this bill is quite simple: prove that those receiving Obamacare subsidies meet the qualifications. After all, dollars wasted by Congress or improperly spent through Obamacare has a direct impact on the budgets of families all across this country who are struggling to pay bills."
"As Ronald Reagan famously said: 'trust, but verify'. If history is any guide, these claims of accountability will be disregarded unless oversight is enforced. I'm proud that this bill will be an additional measure to stop the waste, fraud and abuse that has already been the hallmark of Obamacare."
This summer, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their intention to not require verification for people receiving subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). In a 600 page rule issued during the July 4th holiday, HHS stated that this was no longer necessary.
Following this announcement, Congresswoman Ellmers and Congresswoman Diane Black introduced similar bills to prohibit the distribution of premium tax credits and cost reduction subsidies for recipients under Obamacare until a program is in place to verify household income and other coverage qualifications.
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Congresswoman Renee Ellmers serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is chairwoman of the Republican Women's Policy Committee.
She represents the Second District of North Carolina which includes all of Fort Bragg.
For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’ website at
www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.