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#IWANTREPEAL: Dems’ Healthcare Takeover Will Ship American Jobs to China
NRCC | September 21, 2012

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Bruce Braley (IA-01), David Cicilline (RI-01), Jim Himes (CT-04), Steve Israel (NY-03), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Mike Michaud (ME-02), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Nick Rahall (WV-03), John Tierney (MA-06)


Braley’s Healthcare Takeover Will Ship American Jobs to China  

ObamaCare Tax Will Drive up Medical Device Costs and Is Already Sending Jobs Overseas


WASHINGTON — Bruce Braley’s healthcare overhaul already gutted $716 billion from Medicare to pay for ObamaCare and threatens families’ ability to choose their own doctor. Now, Braley’s big-government takeover of healthcare is taxing life-saving medical devices, forcing companies to send jobs to countries like China.


“When Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass her party’s government takeover of healthcare to find out what’s in it, it’s disastrous consequences were worse than anyone expected ,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Now, under Pelosi and Braley’s job-destroying takeover of healthcare, Americans watch their jobs in danger of being shipped to China even after repeated warning from job creators.”


Bruce Braley upheld his party’s medical device tax that is part of ObamaCare. (Roll Call #361, 6/7/2012)


According to a recent study, ObamaCare’s medical device tax will ship American jobs to China and India:


“An industry report claims that 43,000 U.S. jobs will be lost because of the [medical devices] tax, many of them to foreign countries such as India and China, where labor, taxes and raw materials are cheaper. That’s more than 10 percent of the nation’s 422,000 medical-device workers.” (Tony Pugh, “Medical Device Makers Push Congress to Repeal Excise Tax,” McClatchy News, 9/22/2011)


Jobs are already planned to be sent to Mexico because of Democrats’ healthcare takeover tax:


“The moves are meant to prepare Welch Allyn to address the new ‘onerous’ U.S. Medical Device Tax scheduled to take effect next year under the Affordable Care Act, the company said.” (Charley Hannagan, “Some Welch Allyn Accounting Jobs Will Move to Mexico,” The Syracuse Post-Standard, 9/11/2012)



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