Health Care

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Rather than dictating medical decisions from Washington, we should concentrate our efforts on making premiums more affordable for all Americans and giving them the freedom to choose the health care plan that best fits their needs. Obamacare is an example of how not to solve our health care problems. Federal government mandates on employers and individuals are not the answer. Congressman Goodlatte is committed to repealing Obamacare and taking 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

  • Member of the Rural Health Care Coalition, the Nursing Caucus, and the Community Pharmacy Coalition.

  • Voted in support of the American Health Care Act to repeal Obamacare and help put patients back in charge of their health care decisions. Passed the House on May 4, 2017. 

  • Voted in support of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (H.R. 372), which passed the House on March 22, 2017, by a vote of 416-7. The repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for the health insurance industry is a vital step in the larger goal of restoring competition to the health care industry.

  • Cosponsor of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act (H.R. 820), which would improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, and identify opportunities to expand the research of therapeutics.

  • Cosponsor of H.R. 644, 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.

  • Voted in support of the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act which would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. CHIP serves nearly 70,000 children and pregnant women in Virginia. 

  • Voted in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Trump. This legislation eliminates the tax penalty created by ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing families with the flexibility to purchase the health coverage they want and need. 

  • Cosponsor of H.R. 3770, the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act, a bill that would extend the funding for the community health centers program through Fiscal Year 2022. 

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