Health Care

health.jpgHealth Care issues affect us all, and determining the best means of addressing them is an important part of my work in Congress.

Where I stand

Health care is a very personal issue between health care professional and patient.  The federal government is already too highly involved in health care — further interference would be unwarranted and unproductive.  That is why I strongly opposed and voted against Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).  In addition, I have cosponsored and voted for every major legislative effort to repeal Obamacare in its entirety or to repeal provisions within the law.  Health care needs reform, but a massive government takeover was the wrong answer and has done nothing to help solve one of the biggest issues in health care — cost.

Legislative Action in the 113th Congress

Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 351 – Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act - would repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a de facto rationing board made up of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.

H.R. 582 – Healthcare Tax Relief and Mandate Repeal Act - would repeal the individual and employer mandates of Obamacare.

H.J.Res. 28 - A constitutional amendment stating that “Congress shall make no law that imposes a tax on a failure to purchase goods or services.”  This amendment to the Constitution would overturn the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision and define the limit on congressional powers.