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Rep Walberg Votes To Lower Health Care Costs, Protect Job Creation

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Walberg voted today in favor of H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act to reduce health care costs and save American jobs.

H.R 436 is a combination of proposals beginning with a repeal of the medical device tax which experts predict could result in the loss of more than 40,000 American jobs. It would also increase flexibility for families and reduce health care costs by allowing employees to use their flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) to pay for over-the-counter drugs without a prescription. Additionally, the legislation will allow employees to keep more of their unused FSA funds, without having to forfeit them to their employer.

"The legislation marks the 30th vote House Republicans have taken to repeal, defund and dismantle the president's onerous health care law. Combined, these proposals will save jobs, reward medical innovation and give Americans more choice and reduced health care costs," commented Congressman Walberg following the vote.

H.R. 436 passed by a bipartisan vote of 270 to 146.


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