Our nation needs common sense healthcare reforms to lower healthcare costs, expand access and improve the quality of care. We must ensure that the quality of American health care received by our patients remains the best in the world. Doctors, not Washington bureaucrats, should make decisions about your health. Market-based solutions serve our families' freedom to choose their best healthcare option at an affordable price. I will continue working to restore common sense to the debate over this exceedingly important issue.
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Elizabeth Agnew, of Kokomo, sent this Cheer for Rep. Susan Brooks:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement today regarding the American Health Care Act:
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) said America is facing an opioid crisis during a hearing that he led this week that explored the impact of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Murphy, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, looked at the public health impact of the synthetic opioid during the hearing.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.
INDIANAPOLIS- The push-back from House Republicans was swift and highly anticipated Tuesday in wake of the Congressional Budget Office releasing its report on their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“They’re not always right,” Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) said in an interview with FOX59 on Monday. “In fact, a lot of times they get it wrong.”
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma of Indiana as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Her nomination was approved 55-43. Three moderate Democrats – Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia – and Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine, joined 51 Republicans in confirming Verma. All opposition votes were cast by Democrats.
Verma, who is Indian-American, founded and has been president and CEO of SVC Inc., a national health policy consulting firm in Indianapolis.
Opiate use is on the rise in Indiana, and Boone County is no exception.
Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen began 2017 implementing a five-year plan, part of which focuses on education, prevention and enforcement to fight an epidemic on opioids including heroin and prescription drugs codeine, hydrocodone and oxycodone.
“We will make some progress in 2017, but I think we’ll see real progress after the implementation phase,” he said. “The rubber’s going to hit the road in 2018.”
Washington, D.C. – Following Senate confirmation of Seema Verma to serve as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. - Following the Congressional Budget Office score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement:
“Today's CBO score confirms that our plan reduces premiums and taxes on you and your family over time, makes headway to address our federal deficit, and puts your healthcare decisions back in your hands."
WASHINGTON – Indiana representatives Susan Brooks (R-District 5) and Dr. Larry Bucshon (R-District 8) were front and center for a 28-hour marathon Congressional hearing on legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare.
The American Health Care Act was introduced in the House of Representatives last week and was debated in hearings held by the Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Bucshon and Brooks are members, and the Ways and Means Committee.