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.

Actions

  • 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. 596, which repeals President Obama’s health care law in its entirety.

  • I am a cosponsor of H.R. 2300, 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. 928, which would repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • I am a cosponsor of H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act.  This legislation would which would permit a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services that are contrary to the religious beliefs of the sponsor, issuer, or other entity offering the plan or the purchaser or beneficiary without penalty.

  • I am a cosponsor of the H.R. 160,  the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which would repeal the medical device tax created by Obamacare. This bill passed the House by a vote of 280-140.

CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE
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