WASHINGTON- Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) voted in favor of the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, H.R. 2009, which would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing or implementing any component of the health care law. Joyce, a cosponsor of the bill, released the following statement:

“Recent events have shown that the IRS is unable to impartially apply current law, so how can we trust this organization to deliver health care to Ohio families? Health decisions should be made by patients, their families and doctors. Not government bureaucrats. This bill ensures Ohioans won’t have to answer to IRS agents when making personal health decisions.”

The Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act is a simple, 2 –page bill that prevents IRS agents from enforcing the health care law, potentially preventing further abuse and targeting of Americans. Rep. Joyce serves as co-chair of the House Nursing Caucus and his wife Kelly has been an RN for over 20 years.