I have heard from many of you about your concerns with the government takeover of our healthcare system. Overwhelmingly, you reject this one-size-fits-all approach in favor of more patient-centered, common-sense reforms.
I want to assure you that I am on the front lines of the fight to defeat this disastrous law and replace it with affordable, patient-centered reforms.
My Republican colleagues and I listened to you and pledged to repeal ObamaCare because it increases costs, explodes the deficit, raises taxes, hurts job-creators, and – most importantly – gives the government control over personal health care decisions.
I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to defund ObamaCare or otherwise take legislative steps to restrict its implementation.
Repeal and Replace
Click here to read the text of the historic ObamaCare repeal that I proudly co-sponsored
I cosponsored H.R. 3000, Empowering Patient's First Act in the 112th Congress, it reflects the following healthcare priorities
Access to Coverage for All Americans
The Empowering Patients First Act makes the purchase of health care financially feasible for all Americans, covers pre-existing conditions, protects employer-sponsored insurance, and shines light on existing health care plans.
Coverage is Truly Owned by the Patient
This legislation grants greater choice and portability to the patient, and also gives employers more flexibility in the benefits offered. It also expands the individual market by creating several pooling mechanisms.
Improve the Health Care Delivery Structure
Physicians know the best care for their patient. That's why this legislation establishes doctor-led quality measures, ensuring that you get the quality care you need. It also reimburses physicians to ensure the stability of your care, and encourages healthier lifestyles by allowing employers to offer discounts for healthy habits through wellness and prevention programs.
Rein in Out-of-Control Costs
A key concern in positive reform is reining in out-of control costs. This legislation does this by reforming the medical liability system. Also, the cost of the plan is completely offset through decreasing defensive medicine, savings from health care efficiencies, sifting out waste, fraud and abuse, plus an annual one-percent non defense discretionary spending step down.
Read the final healthcare bill as passed by Congress and signed by the president here.
Below is a video gallery of the Congressman speaking out on various health care bills and issues.
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- Health Care Town Hall PowerPoint (10/22/09 01:23 PM PST)
- H.R. 3200 (09/09/09 01:57 PM PST)
- Lars Larson Show- Health Care Debate (08/14/09 09:19 AM PST)
- Health Care Chart (07/22/09 01:34 PM PST)