Whether you are a small business owner, an employee, or a parent, the quality and cost of your healthcare influence your quality of life. Since Obamacare ushered in a government takeover of our healthcare system representing one-sixth of our economy, I have heard from many of you about your struggles with Obamacare. The ill-fated law isn't working for you. In fact, it feels like Obamacare is working against you by increasing your premiums, raising your taxes, and slowing job creation.
Most importantly, Obamacare has taken away your ability to choose and control your healthcare plan by replacing individual choice with top-down mandates. Patients and their doctors should drive our healthcare system—not bureaucrats far removed from the consequences of their decisions.
Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
I want to assure you that I am on the front lines of the fight to defeat this disastrous law. But I don't only want to repeal Obamacare—I want to replace it with an affordable, patient-centered alternative. I believe any effort to replace Obamacare should:
H.R. 2300 - Empowering Patients First Act of 2015
H.R. 1547 - Family Health Care Flexibility Act
Maintaining Affordable Healthcare for Seniors
Medicare was designed to provide healthcare coverage for those who truly depend upon it. Our seniors deserve sensible Medicare reforms that empower patients and provide affordable healthcare coverage—not reduce coverage. I was pleased to cosponsor the following bills that focus on seniors' needs:
H.R. 1190 - Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act
I supported this bill that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board provisions within Obamacare. Specifically, this bill would prohibit IPAB from raising premiums, rationing access to care, or taking any other actions that restrict Medicare benefits or eligibility.
H.R. 1650 - Medicare Patient Empowerment Act
Sponsored and Cosponsored Healthcare Legislation
H.R. 4262 - Transparency and Accountability of Failed Exchanges Act
H.R. 4185 - PACT Act
H.R. 1453 - Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act
H.R. 2652 - Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act
H.R. 2653 - American Healthcare Reform Act
H.R. 2400 - SIGMA Act
H.R. 2061 - EACH Act
H.R. 1234 - Medical Freedom Act
H.R. 1220 - Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act
H.R. 940 - Health Care Conscience Rights Act
H.R. 793 - Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act
H.R. 921 - Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act