Pence Aligns Paulsen With Trump During Minneapolis Visit

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a rousing speech to the Republicans who had gathered to hear him speak in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Pence talked of tax cuts and a strong economy - a tough sell after the Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 1,600 points on 5 February, its worst point decline during a trading day … Continue reading Pence Aligns Paulsen With Trump During Minneapolis Visit

Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

Reps. Erik Paulsen (R.-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), both of whom sit on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a bill last month to extend the temporary ban on the medical device tax for five years. The tax places a 2.3 percent sales tax on gross receipts for medical devices like X-ray and MRI … Continue reading Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

Erik Paulsen Puts The Lives Of Disabled Kids At Risk

A powerful article published this week in City Pages paints a troubling portrait of  Rep. Erik Paulsen’s healthcare record. The article, written by Cory Zurowski, describes the plight of Hilary and Lemar Gilbreath, whose son Logan was born six weeks early and weighed less than three pounds. As he grew, he was diagnosed with host of … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Puts The Lives Of Disabled Kids At Risk

Will Someone Please Tell Erik Paulsen That Reaganomics Is Dumb

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and his Republican colleagues have begun work on a tax reform bill that they hope to pass by the end of the year. But the reforms threaten to grow the federal deficit and lighten the tax burden on corporations and the upper class. Tax reform -- like all major legislative initiatives … Continue reading Will Someone Please Tell Erik Paulsen That Reaganomics Is Dumb

America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Most of the conversation surrounding the healthcare legislation currently under debate in the Senate focuses on how it will leave over 20 million people without insurance over the next decade. Less attention has been paid to what the bill will add -- namely, an inducement to invest more in health savings accounts, or HSAs. HSAs … Continue reading America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Paulsen’s Vote For The AHCA Will Only Accelerate America’s Drug Problem

One of the most significant impacts of the The American Health Care Act – the GOP’s long-promised effort to do away with Obamacare – would be its effect on drug treatment centers and drug addicts. If the Senate passes the AHCA, drug treatment centers and substance abuse programs across the country would see widespread budget … Continue reading Paulsen’s Vote For The AHCA Will Only Accelerate America’s Drug Problem