Repeal Rationing In Support of Life Act

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The Repeal Rationing In Support of Life Act (S. 2191), sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-Ks.), repeals the four key rationing components of Obamacare identified in a March 2014, report by the National Right to Life Committee's Powell Center for Medical Ethics, “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States.”  

These include repeal of:

1) the 40% “Excess Benefits” tax on employer-paid health insurance premiums above a governmentally imposed limit that does not keep up with medical inflation;
2) the exclusion from the exchanges of health insurance plans offered by insurers who do not allow their customers to spend whatever the government deems an “excessive or unjustified” on health insurance;
3) limits on senior citizens’ ability to add their own money on top of the government Medicare payment for health insurance in Medicare Advantage; and
4) the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which Obamacare requires to recommend measures to limit spending on health care to a growth rate below medical inflation -- not just for Medicare, but also for all private, nongovernmental health care spending -- which the federal Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is authorized to implement by placing limits on the treatments providers may give their patients by imposing so-called “quality and efficiency standards.” 

The National Right to Life Committee strongly supports this legislation. Visit www.nrlc.org/ for more information on current legislative efforts!