Affordable Care Act

Brian Bilbray Wants A Tax Break For His Big Campaign Donors

On June 7, Rep. Brian Bilbray joined Reps. Erik Paulsen and Jim Gerlach in a Roll Call op-ed opposing the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Bilbray says the tax would mean $30 billion in savings for the manufacturers of medical devices. What he didn’t mention is that a sizable chunk of that windfall could benefit him too—through big campaign contributions.

Campaign Coffers Filled, Republicans Fight to Protect Health Insurance Company Profits

An op-ed in the Huffington Post today by Health Care For America Now Executive Director, Ethan Rome, illustrates how major health insurance companies saw their profits soar as they "charged more and provided less" in the last few years.