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S. 983 (113th): Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2013 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 983

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 16, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 .

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted that it singled out advocacy groups, based on ideology, seeking tax-exempt status.

(2)

This action raises pertinent questions about the agency’s ability to implement and oversee the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152).

(3)

This action could be an indication of future Internal Revenue Service abuses in relation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, given that it is their responsibility to enforce a key provision, the individual mandate.

(4)

Americans accept the principle that patients, families, and doctors should be making medical decisions, not the Federal Government.

3.

Prohibiting enforcement of PPACA and HCERA

The Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate of the Secretary, shall not implement or enforce any provisions of or amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152) .