Skip to comments.Seniors push bill to repeal Obamacare provision that raises their costs
Posted on 09/18/2013 2:07:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., introduced a bill to repeal a provision of Obamacare that threatens to increase costs for senior citizens after constituents brought the issue to his attention.
This piece of legislation is a direct result of the concerns of the people I represent and discussions with the people of Green Valley, Barber said in a statement Tuesday on the Helping Families and Seniors Save on Health Care Act.
The most important thing I can do is bring the voice of our community to Washington. In this case, that means protecting Southern Arizona seniors from rising health-care costs," Barber said.
Barber wants to repeal a provision of Obamacare that diminishes the amount of medical expenses that senior citizens can deduct on their tax filings.
"Currently, taxpayers can take a federal income tax deduction for medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of their adjusted gross income," a Barber aide said in explaining why the congressman wants to keep the threshold for deducting medical expenses at 7.5 percent.
"As part of health care reform, this year that threshold is to be raised to 10 percent for taxpayers under age 65. In 2017, the increase also will apply to taxpayers 65 years of age and older," a background document said.
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My first thoughts as well. Seniors only look after themselves. No time in US history has their been a generation as selfish as they are.
I wonder how many of these seniors voted for McCain.