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  • The American Health Care Act is a Better Way Forward
    Posted in Columns on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The time to act is now. Since Obamacare was signed into law, I have told folks in the Sixth District that I would stand with them to repeal it. That is exactly why I supported the American Health Care Act (AHCA). With this bill, Congress has a real opportunity to fix the health insurance system and put patients back in charge of their health care. Why repeal Obamacare? If the double-digit increases in premiums and high deductibles as well as the loss of access to health care providers experience... Read more

  • Goodlatte Supports Repeal of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), by a vote of 217-213. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after voting in support of the AHCA: “Obamacare is collapsing. Just yesterday, Aetna announced that it will leave Virginia’s Obamacare insurance marketplace, leaving 27 counties with only one insurer to pick from in 2018. Iowans are on the verge of having no insurers participating in the marketplace next year at a... Read more

  • Community Health Centers are an Important Part of the Health Care System
    Posted in Columns on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As the health care debate continues, let’s take a look at one aspect of the health care system that has the support of many in both parties. Community Health Centers (CHCs) have long been recognized as a proven and nonpartisan solution to primary care access. In fact, Community Health Centers provide primary care for over 25 million people in 9,800 rural and urban communities across the United States. So, just what is a Community Health Center? For over 50 years, Community Health Centers, also k... Read more

  • An Update on the Health Care Debate
    Posted in Columns on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Seven years ago, the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, became law. With it came the unaffordable premiums, higher deductibles, and lack of choice and access that far too many folks in the Sixth District and across the country have experienced firsthand. Now, more than ever, it is clear that Obamacare is collapsing. Many insurers are leaving the exchanges and costs for families continue to rise. That’s why I have voted dozens of times to defund, dismantle, or repeal Obamacare and ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Increase Health Care Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued this statement following House passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 372) by a vote of 416-7: “Hardworking Americans are hurting because of the failures of Obamacare. Since Obamacare was signed into law seven years ago this week, the health care marketplace has been collapsing and consolidating because of this poorly designed law. As a result, Americans are left with fewer affordable health care options in their states and s... Read more

  • Goodlatte Speaks in Support of Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following remarks during floor debate on H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017: I rise today in support of a bill that will move us a step closer towards restoring healthy competition in the health insurance industry. Today, the health insurance industry is besieged by dwindling competition and skyrocketing premiums. Insurance providers, states, and the public have been dealing wit... Read more

  • Introducing the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Columns on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today’s health care system is in need of bold reforms. For many Americans, Obamacare has failed. Premiums have reached unaffordable levels, insurance exchanges have collapsed, and consumers have been forced to buy coverage that they just don’t want. That’s why over the past several years, I have joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives in working to repeal and replace this broken law. Just a few days ago, committees in the House released a new health care plan, the American Health Ca... Read more

  • Goodlatte Calls for Reforms on Misleading Lawsuit Advertisements Regarding Pharmaceuticals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a series of letters today urging state bar associations to help curb misleading and even dangerous attorney advertisements regarding lawsuit centered around pharmaceuticals. Specifically, the letter urges implementation of a “requirement that attorney commercials which may cause patients to discontinue medically necessary medications have appropriate warnings that patients should not discontinue medications without seeking the advic... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises Committee Approval of Bill to End Insurance Antitrust Exemption
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.) issued the following statement praising the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 372) by voice vote. “Obamacare is collapsing, and hardworking Americans are the ones who are suffering because of this poorly designed law. The American people are asking Congress to take action to stop the r... Read more

  • Goodlatte Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after voting in support of a resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, to initiate the reconciliation process in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare: “Unaffordable premiums, deductibles through the roof, losing a doctor you’ve had for years, being dropped from the coverage you need – these are just some of the ways Obamacare isn’t working for Virginians. No amount of patches or delays can resuscitate Obama... Read more