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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

House Passes Stefanik’s Commonsense Fix to Obamacare

October 23, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762 -- the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Included in this reconciliation package was a proposal introduced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) to repeal the “auto-enrollment mandate” under the Affordable Care Act. This proposal comes from her legislation, the Be Open Act -- a commonsense fix to the Affordable Care Act.

“This simply repeals an unnecessary and duplicative part of the Affordable Care Act that reduces choice in health coverage and creates confusion that can lead to significant tax penalties on both the employee and employer,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I remain committed to achieving a healthcare system that works for North Country families and businesses, and this commonsense legislation is one step in that direction.

“Additionally I am pleased that this reconciliation package includes another measure that I have fought for – a repeal of Obamacare’s onerous medical device tax. This is a harmful penalty that is hurting businesses and consumers across our district, especially in Warren County, home to many medical device manufacturers.

“I am pleased that the House has included this important fix in our budget reconciliation package, and I hope it is passed quickly by the Senate and sent to the President’s desk.”

Background:

Stefanik Introduces the Be Open Act

Stefanik Leads Bipartisan Freshmen Letter to the Speaker on Medical Device Tax Repeal

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