House Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Medical Device Tax to Protect Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House passed the Health Care Cost Reduction Act (H.R. 436), a pro-growth jobs bill that repeals ObamaCare’s tax on medical devices and will help lower health care costs for struggling families and small businesses:

“The president’s health care law is raising costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. Last week’s dismal jobs report showed the president’s policies aren’t working, and laws like ObamaCare – with its mandates, penalties, and tax hikes like the one the House voted to repeal today – are only making things worse. 

“This bill not only stops a devastating new tax that is already forcing American job creators to ship work overseas, it makes common-sense reforms to help reduce health care costs for families and allow them to keep more of their hard-earned dollars. This is the 30th vote by the House aimed at repealing, defunding, or dismantling a portion of ObamaCare. And unless the Supreme Court throws out the entire law, we will keep working to repeal whatever is left. Anything less than full repeal is unacceptable.

“I want to thank Representatives Erik Paulsen, Lynn Jenkins, and Charles Boustany for their work on this measure, and for their continued focus on creating a better environment for private-sector job creation in America.”

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