Health Care

Rather than dictating medical decisions from Washington, we should be concentrating our efforts on making premiums more affordable for all Americans and giving them the freedom to choose the plan that best fits their needs. The recently-enacted health care law is an example of how not to solve our health care problems. Federal government mandates on employers and individuals are not the answer. I am committed to working with Members on both sides of the aisle to repeal the President's health care law and take the steps needed to reform our health care system the right way. We must work together to make health care more affordable and more accessible for all Americans.


  • I am a member of the Rural Health Care Coalition, the Nursing Caucus and the Community Pharmacy Coalition.

  • I am a cosponsor of, and voted in support of, H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, which repeals President Obama’s new health care law in its entirety.

  • I am a cosponsor of H.R. 3000, the Empowering Patients First Act, which repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replaces it with patient-centered, positive solutions which ensure that individuals maintain control of their health care decisions.

  • I am a cosponsor of H.R. 154, the Defund the Individual Mandate Act, which prohibits funds from being made available to any federal department or agency to be used to implement or enforce any federal mandate to purchase health insurance. 

  • I am a cosponsor of H.R. 369, the Health Savings and Affordability Act, which takes an important step toward lowering health care costs and providing increased access by giving individuals and families greater opportunity to take ownership over their own health care by expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and making health care insurance tax deductible for everyone.

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