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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • ICYMI: U.S. can't afford flawed health care reforms
    Mar 21, 2013  - By Rep. John Kline The president signed his signature legislation into law three years ago this Saturday. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a colossal 2,700-page bill rushed through Congress without much effort to engage the American people in the process. Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi... More
  • ICYMI: Beige Book Says Obamacare Is Costing Jobs and Sales
    Mar 7, 2013  - The Affordable Care Act is cited five times in the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book. One of those citations notes that the law will likely drive up demand for health care services. The other four describe the health care reform as hurting employment and sales. The notion that Obamacare, as the l... More
  • ICYMI: ObamaCare and the '29ers'
    Feb 25, 2013  - Here's a trend you'll be reading more about: part-time "job sharing," not only within firms but across different businesses. It's already happening across the country at fast-food restaurants, as employers try to avoid being punished by the Affordable Care Act. In some cases we've heard about, a lo... More
  • ICYMI: ObamaCare's Broken Promises
    Feb 1, 2013  - As the federal government moves forward to implement President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is slated to spend millions of dollars promoting the unpopular legislation. In the face of this publicity blitz, it is worth remembering that the law was originall... More
  • Gallup: Health costs are No. 1 concern for small businesses
    Jan 25, 2013  - Gallup: Health costs are No. 1 concern for small businesses Small businesses say healthcare costs are the No. 1 factor hurting their operating environment, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-four percent of small businesses said healthcare costs are hurting the business environment "a lot" — mak... More
  • ICYMI: Better health care approach needed
    Feb 22, 2012  - By Reps. Phil Roe(R-TN) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) A recent survey by Gallup, Inc., asked a number of small business owners why they were not looking to hire new workers. While the vast majority expressed worries about the state of the economy and a lack of sales, our leading job creators highlighted tw... More
  • ICYMI: ObamaCare Goes to Court
    Nov 15, 2011  - Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court announced it would consider several legal challenges to the 2010 health care law. Following the Supreme Court’s announcement, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline stated, “I hope the Supreme Court ultimately recognizes ObamaCar... More
  • ICYMI: Health care law has consequences, Federal takeover will hurt
    Jun 16, 2011  - By Drs. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) As doctors, we've seen personally how the rising costs of health care can place even greater strain on individuals, families and employers. Year after year the cost of care goes up, leading some patients to neglect the treatments or care they need si... More
  • While you were out…
    Sep 13, 2010  - Congress may not have been in session these last several weeks, but plenty has been happening in Washington and around the nation. Below is a brief recap of notable education and labor news – what you might have missed and what is worth watching in the waning days of the congressional session. Commo... More
  • ObamaCare and College Students
    Aug 26, 2010  - Here is something college students probably didn’t want to learn on their way back to school: thanks to ObamaCare, many may soon lose their school-sponsored health care plan. An editorial from the Wall Street Journal provides the details on why some college students risk losing their current health ... More
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