In an effort to rollback parts of ObamaCare, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced her co-sponsorship of two bills that correct major flaws within the failed law. The Iowa Senator has cosponsored the Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015 (S.30) and the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (S.141).
The Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015 has bipartisan support and was reintroduced this Congress to restore the traditional definition of a full time employee to 40-hours per week. The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Senator Ernst also previously announced her co-sponsorship of full-repeal of ObamaCare.
“The failures of ObamaCare need to be addressed head-on. These commonsense reforms are necessary steps to fix the painful effects of ObamaCare,” said Senator Ernst. "That includes removing obstacles for our small businesses and ensuring seniors have control over their health care – not unelected Washington bureaucrats. It is critical that we repeal and replace ObamaCare with real solutions for affordable, patient centered alternatives for Iowans - and folks across the country."
About The 40 Hours Is Full Time Act:
- The Forty Hours Is Full Time Act restores the traditional definition of a full-time employee to 40 hours.
- A 40-hour work week definition is supported by business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the National Restaurant Association.
- The companion bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 252 to 172.
Concerns With The IPAB & About The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act:
- The IPAB is a 15-member board of unelected political appointees with authority to make decisions relating to seniors’ personal health care.
- The IPAB has the power to make changes to Medicare – without transparency and accountability to America’s seniors.
- Many insurance provider groups have voiced concern over IPAB, stating that it could negatively impact access for Medicare recipients.
- The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act would repeal the IPAB.
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