Excerpt: “In the two years since Obamacare passed Americans have overwhelmingly rejected the overhaul that has delivered nothing but broken promises and made our healthcare system worse. The Administration promised Obamacare would lower health costs for families, reduce the deficit, create thousands of jobs, and that patients would be able to keep their doctor and healthcare plan if they liked it – the opposite has happened in each case."
Excerpt: "Washington has created one obstacle after another to job creation. So for the small business owner whose trying to get their head up above water it just keeps crashing down on top of them, just one cascade after another. This is a pathway forward that is basically a lifeline to these companies, that says we want to see you prosper, we want to see you expand, and it makes all the sense in the world."
Excerpt: “Look, to Paul’s point this is the most predictable event in history. That is the debt crisis of the United States if we don’t act. And for the Democrats to be doing cartwheels in the parking lot is completely absurd. It has been since the governor of my home state Rod Blagojevich was indicted since they last passed a budget. So I think the country is road weary of the nonsense and the sniping. They want remedies and this is a remedy that moves forward.”
Excerpt: "WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam addressed a comment from Scot Hansen on Facebook and an email from Harvey Randecker about the President’s healthcare reform law, specifically the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – an unelected panel of 15 bureaucrats that find ways to cut Medicare, affecting the doctor-patient relationship for seniors."
Excerpt: “It's a positive development to see more Americans finding jobs, but economic growth is still nowhere near where it should be. Millions are still out of work and the Administration refuses to budge from the same failed policies of raising taxes on job creators, denying job-creating energy projects like Keystone XL while investing in failed taxpayer-funded boondoggles, and adding trillions more in debt that threatens future generations. It's been over three years since the “stimulus” became law and national unemployment is still higher than the Administration promised it would ever get."
Excerpt: “I applaud the House for overwhelmingly passing the commonsense, bipartisan JOBS Act that will make it easier for American small businesses to launch, grow, and create jobs. Small businesses are hurt by barriers to capital and excessive, outdated bureaucrat-imposed regulations that hurt job growth. Small businesses are the engine of the American economy and they need better."
Excerpt: “I applaud the Ways & Means Committee for taking this important step in protecting seniors from a future of rationed healthcare. The IPAB is not a feasible solution to solve Medicare’s insolvency, but an ill-advised denial-of-care board empowering bureaucrats to decide reimbursement rates for doctors that will determine how they administer care to patients, affecting the doctor-patient relationship and leading to healthcare rationing. Doctors and patients should be the ones making decisions about their healthcare, not bureaucrats. Repealing the IPAB will help protect seniors from one of Obamacare’s most egregious components, and will bring us one important step closer to a full repeal of the President’s healthcare law.”
Excerpt: "WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Financial Officer of Naperville-based and family-owned Eby-Brown Co., Mark Smetana, testified in front of the House Ways & Means Committee regarding the treatment of privately-held businesses in the context of tax reform. Smetana previously served as the Chairman of the Private Company Policy Committee of Financial Executives International (FEI), a 15,000 member-company organization. Congressman Roskam asked Smetana to appear before the Ways and Means Committee today to hear from a Illinois-based private businessman.
Article: The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Harper
Excerpt: "At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, Illinois congressman Peter Roskam had this question for Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute: “Under IPAB, will healthcare providers ability to provide care to patients be affected by reimbursements being cut for particular services?” IPAB (the Independent Payment Advisory Board) is the fifteen-member board created by Obamacare to determine Medicare payments."