12 damaging facts you don’t know about the VA scandal

Communications • June 30, 2014

For generations, we’ve made a commitment to veterans –  those who bravely served to protect our way of life. That’s why the scandal at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is an outrage to every American. We know our veterans deserve better because that’s what we promised them. Although President Obama asked for, and received, the resignation …

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Accountability > Oversight | Seniors

McMorris Rodgers: Now Is the Time to Fix a Broken VA System

Communications • May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today following the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. “I thank Secretary Shinseki for his 38 years of service to our great nation. While I am hopeful his resignation will lead to greater accountability and transparency within the VA, …

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An America that works at home: Health Care

Communications • April 24, 2014

A strong America is a healthy America. This week, House Republicans met with Americans across the country who are being harmed the most Obamacare. We remain dedicated to health care reforms that lowers costs, provides greater access, and ensures high-quality care. Rep. Larry Buschon (IN-08) sits with one of cancer’s youngest victims while on his …

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Health Care > Accountability > Health Care | Seniors | Women

6 House Republicans sounding off

Communications • April 9, 2014

“ObamaCare is not a harmless prank, like the pattern of broken promises and mistrusts could lead one to believe.” Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (MO-6),  “ObamaCare Is No Harmless Prank” “Generic drugs saved Americans $1.2 trillion in pharmaceutical costs over the past 10 years, and $217 billion in 2012 alone.” – Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), “A Threat …

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Real Relief for Seniors and All Americans

Communications • March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement after the House passed HR 4015, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act: “Today the House acted to make a number of much-needed improvements to our nation’s broken health care system. Medicare’s current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is anything but …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors | Women

Medicare Home Health Benefits, CMS Cuts to the Program: What Does it Mean for Seniors and Women?

Policy • March 5, 2014

What is the Issue? Approximately 3.5 million of the oldest, sickest, and poorest Medicare beneficiaries receive care at home. Yet, on November 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a regulation that went into effect on January 1, 2014 and is projected to significantly impact this vulnerable population and their access …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Medicare Part D, CMS Recent Regulations, and Their Impact — What Does it Mean for Seniors?

Policy • February 26, 2014

Senior health care is covered by Medicare and its four programs, including Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit program.  According to CRS, in 2012, 62 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors participated in Part D.[1] Over the last ten years, the Medicare Part D program has performed better than expected.  According to recent statistics, the estimated …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Another Broken Obamacare Promise Hurts Seniors

Communications • February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following statement following the release of Department of Health and Human Services regulations that will hurt seniors enrolled in the Medicare Advantage program: “This latest broken promise under Obamacare is especially unfair. America’s seniors worked hard for their entire lives to …

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Policy Feature Issue: Read Outs from the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Small Business Oversight Hearings

Policy • December 5, 2013

Readout from Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect under the President’s Health Care Plan Feature Witnesses:  Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; Bob Margolis, CEO, HealthCare Partners; Jon Kaplan, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group; and Marsha Gold, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research The president sold his health care …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Policy Feature Issue: If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It – Not So in the Individual Market. Not so with Employer Sponsored Plans. And, Not for Seniors Enrolled in Medicare Advantage

Policy • December 3, 2013

What is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage (MA), provides private plan options to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries. Approximately 14.8 million individuals, 28 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, which include health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, private-fee-for-service plans, and special needs plans.[1]  In the MA program, payments …

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