Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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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Feb 16, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced H.R. 1121, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) is an original co-sponsor of this legislation which reaffirms guaranteed healthcare access, ensures that enrollees cannot have benefits excluded from a plan due to a pre-existing condition, and that patients will not pay more based off of how healthy or sick they may be. Following introduction of the bill, Brooks released the following statement:

Feb 11, 2017 In The News

There are many reasons to applaud the early days of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s tenure. It’s clear he is focused on the things Hoosiers need, including job development, creating a ready workforce for the jobs we have and hope to attract, and our significant infrastructure needs.

All this might be expected from anyone elected governor in these times. But Holcomb has announced another initiative that is long overdue and holds the hope of broad benefit for Hoosiers throughout the state.

Feb 2, 2017 In The News

A House subcommittee took a closer look Thursday at a group of bills that are designed to incrementally replace elements of the Affordable Care Act as Republican leaders gear up to repeal the healthcare law.

Feb 1, 2017 News Releases

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing examining the expansion of the Medicaid program under Obamacare.

Feb 1, 2017 In The News

As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday sought to keep its conservative-style Medicaid expansion under the federal health the health law.

Feb 1, 2017 In The News

Indiana's Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb will submit a waiver to continue the state's conservative Medicaid expansion for an additional three years, according to Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.). That's despite congressional Republicans' plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The congresswoman made the announcement Tuesday during a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on Medicaid oversight. Brooks said Holcomb may have submitted the waiver on Tuesday. A spokesman for the state's Medicaid agency did not immediately return a request for comment.

Jan 31, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb formally submitted the state’s application to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting continued flexibility to maintain and develop Indiana’s successful Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0) for an additional three years. Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement in support:

Jan 29, 2017 In The News

Eight in 10 Americans believe we should significantly change or repeal Obamacare.

Why?

It’s forcing millions of Americans and Hoosiers to make very tough choices.

Jan 19, 2017 In The News

ANDERSON — Replacing the Affordable Care Act and tax reform could be the defining legislative action during the first year of the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, Rep. Susan Brooks said.

Brooks, R-5th District, was in Anderson on Monday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Paramount Theatre and afterward discussed the incoming administration of Trump who takes office on Friday.

Jan 13, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) by a vote of 227 to 198. Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor of the resolution and released the following statement: