Congressman Kevin Cramer

Representing North Dakota, At Large
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Cramer: House Continues Efforts to Dismantle Obamacare

Sep 12, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the House of Representatives passed a bill to demand subsidies for Obamacare only be given to individuals who meet income requirements through accurate verification.

The No Subsidies without Verification Act is a response to 600 additional pages of regulations released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 5. Included was an announcement the government would rely on “self-attestation” of eligibility from individuals seeking taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies for Obamacare. The bill requires the HHS Inspector General to certify the department has a household income verification program in place before any subsidies can be distributed.

“It is important to continue the push against Obamacare on two fronts. On the broader front, the House is working to defund and repeal the law by exploring the best available negotiating and legislative strategies. Second, we are steadily dismantling some of the most harmful and costly provisions. The bureaucrats attempting to implement Obamacare want to hand out taxpayer dollars to anyone who asks for a subsidy without ever making sure they are truly in need. This is unacceptable to the American taxpayer, and unfair to those who do actually qualify,” Cramer said.

If the Senate does not advance the bill, subsidies will be distributed to individuals with and without income verification beginning on January 1, 2014.

Contact: Communications Director, Matt Becker, (202) 225-2611

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