Prohibit Hiring New IRS Agents to Enforce Health Care Law

  • Potential 10 Year Savings: $15 Billion
  • Sponsor: Rep. Fred Upton
  • Legislation:
  • Status: Voted on House Floor

According to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next ten years the IRS will require between $5 billion and $10 billion in funding to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka the new health care law). These funds will be used to hire thousands of additional IRS agents and employees. Reforming our health care system shouldn't require expanding the IRS. By prohibiting funding for both the expansion of the IRS for this purpose and the enforcement of the individual health care mandate, we can protect taxpayers while we work to repeal the law.