ATR is pleased to announce its support for H.R.. 2009, the "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013." The bill is sponsored by medical doctor and Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) We would urge all Congressmen to co-sponsor and support the bill.
GAO has reported that there are 47 new powers the IRS has acquired under the Obamacare law. We here at ATR have pointed out time and again the 20 new or higher taxes that are contained in Obamacare. With a new scandal coming out of the IRS seemingly every day, the last thing that agency should be doing is snooping into the personal health care lives of over 300 million Americans.
Yet that's just what the IRS is about to do. They will be the agency tasked with implementing the individual mandate and the employer mandate. They will force all of us to disclose our personal health identification information to them when we file our 1040s every April. They will be talking to our insurance companies and the Department of Health and Human Services about our health insurance packages.
This is outrageous. The IRS should have nothing to do with our health care. Passage of H.R.. 2009 would ensure that the agency which gave us Star Trek videos and Tea Party harassment keeps its hands off our health care.