House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding today’s rollout of the House’s health care reform agenda, “A Better Way to Fix Health Care.”
“Every day we hear stories of seniors, young adults, and families that are suffering because of our current health care system,” said McMorris Rodgers. “With higher premiums, longer wait times in the ER, and insurance providers leaving the exchanges en masse, it’s time to find a better way. We are here to be a positive disruption and show the American people there are commonsense solutions out there that don’t force them to bear the burden of larger, more intrusive government. One such solution is prioritizing 21st Century Cures and expediting the development and discovery of new treatments and cures for millions of people across the country. Our aim is to offer the highest quality health care to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible cost. This agenda is only one step towards positive reforms that respect the sacred relationship between patient and doctor, and put the American people back in the driver’s seat.”
NOTE: Led by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA), Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), the Task Force on Health Care unveiled the agenda with the goal of modernizing the American health care with patient-centered solutions that improve access, choice, and quality, lower costs, promote innovation, and strengthen the safety net for the most vulnerable. Included in the report was HR 4805, Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act, legislation McMorris Rodgers introduced in May 2016. Visit better.gop to learn more.