NRCA Action Alert: Support Repeal of Harmful Health Care Law
Jan. 17, 2011
On Jan. 19, the newly convened House of Representatives will vote on legislation
(H.R. 2) to repeal the health care law enacted by Congress in 2010. NRCA supports
repeal of this fatally flawed law that imposes job-killing taxes, mandates and compliance
burdens on employers and ultimately fails to address the underlying problem of rapidly
rising health care costs.
NRCA supports health care reform that contains effective solutions that address
the problem of rising costs through greater competition, choice and transparency
in private markets. Unfortunately, the new health care law is increasing costs through
numerous taxes, fees and mandates that are already burdening small and mid-sized
businesses, the primary job creators in our nation's economy. To pursue true reform
and boost economic growth, Congress should repeal the flawed health care law that
is forcing employers to divert resources away from investments that are so desperately
needed to boost job creation.
NRCA is urging House members to support repeal of the onerous health care law while
also noting our support for reform that truly controls costs and makes health care
coverage affordable for employers. We need your help in letting House members know
of your concerns.
Contact your representative and urge him or her to support repeal of the health care
It imposes billions of dollars in new taxes that will be passed on to employers
and workers, including a new annual tax that will fall almost entirely on small businesses
that purchase health coverage in the fully insured market.
It fails to help small businesses gain access to affordable health benefits because
it fundamentally fails to address the underlying problem of rising costs.
It creates burdensome new paperwork requirements, such as the new IRS Form
1099 requirements and places restrictions on HSAs, FSAs and HRAs.
It fails to contain effective reforms such as medical liability reform, one
of the biggest drivers of rising health care costs.
Thank you for your assistance with NRCA's government relations efforts by taking
the time to contact your representative. If you have questions, comments or need
more information, please contact Duane Musser, NRCA's vice president of government
relations, at (202) 546-7584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.