America has the best and brightest doctors in the world. But healthcare costs continue to rise, and excessive government regulation is threatening our valued ability to see the doctor of our choice. As the son of a doctor, I strongly believe healthcare decisions are best left to individuals and their doctors, not Washington bureaucrats and politicians.
The Affordable Care Act inserts itself into the doctor-patient relationship and tramples on the limits imposed on Congress by the Constitution. The House has voted numerous times to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. In addition, seven House bills, securing nearly 54 billion dollars in cuts to the law, have been signed into law.
The House has also voted for other commonsense, bipartisan changes to the law, including a repeal of the medical device tax, which is a 2.3 percent excise tax on devices such as pacemakers and prosthetics. This tax stifles innovation and burdens patients using the devices.
Reforming healthcare is an important priority, but we must focus on market-driven, patient-centered solutions aimed at addressing the real problems—not expanding the size and scope of the federal government. I look forward to working on constitutionally sound reforms to address access, cost, litigation, and burdensome regulations.
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The legislation, The State Health Care Choice Act, is sponsored in the Senate by Senators Graham, John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina). In the House of Representatives the legislation is sponsored by Congressman Gowdy and South Carolina Fifth District Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
Congressmen Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Mick Mulvaney (R- SC), and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today sent a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on how healthcare.gov was tested and clarification for her recent comments blaming House Republicans for the website's failures.
Text of the letter:
October 28, 2013
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201