I lost my sister, Bridget, to breast cancer in January 2000. What my family faced and families across the country face when challenged by life-threatening disease and injuries is a reminder why medical innovation and research is so important. Minnesota is home to more than 400 medical device companies, and it is government’s responsibility to be a resource, not a roadblock, on the road to advancement in this field.
Government-centered health care models like Obamacare are fundamentally unworkable and unfair, and fail to respect the dignity of human life. Congress needs to focus its energy on practical health care solutions that lower cost and increase personal choice.
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Otsego, MN – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the below statement following the announcement of Medica reaching the cap on their enrollment:
“This morning, Minnesotans looking to purchase insurance through MNsure hit yet another snag in their attempts to get health care coverage. Just ten days after open enrollment began, Medica has already hit their enrollment cap.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced the Retirement Inflation Protection Act which will help seniors by reducing their tax burden caused by inflation.
The Retirement Inflation Protection Act will protect all Americans over the age of 59.5 years old from paying capital gains taxes, caused by inflation, on assets like a house, a business, or stocks. This will ensure that Seniors are only paying capital gains on real increases in value of an asset, thus, allowing them to keep more of their own money for retirement.
As many of you are probably aware, videos have recently surfaced highlighting horrendous, disturbing and potentially illegal activity by Planned Parenthood. These actions are unacceptable and reprehensible, and I am deeply troubled by the current allegations that Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of body parts of children. Let that sentence sink in for a moment.
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today voted in support of H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, of which he is a cosponsor.
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Washington, D.C. -- After attending a press conference yesterday on the repeal of the job-killing medical device tax, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:
“The medical device industry is a vital component of Minnesota’s economy and I am proud to be an original cosponsor on the repeal of the medical device tax. This tax, mandated by Obamacare, has stifled innovation and killed jobs across the state of Minnesota and it is imperative that we take the steps necessary to prevent further damage.