Our nation needs common sense health care reforms to lower health care 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 health care 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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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new score of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA):
A proposal from Indiana's senators to improve mental-health care for police has passed the chamber unanimously.
Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young say the bill would require training for mental-health counselors in the challenges unique to police work. It also calls for a study of whether it would help to create crisis hotlines, and includes a grant for police departments to copy an Indy Metro Police program to provide peer mentoring for police.
Now that the House has passed the AHCA, the Senate must consider it, offer any amendments or changes, and pass it. If the Senate changes the bill, a conference committee made up of members of the House and Senate will be formed to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate passed bills. The result of these discussions is then presented to both the House and Senate for a final up-or-down vote. If it passes both chambers, it will be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
ANDERSON – Rep. Susan Brooks has co-authored a resolution in the U.S. House to postpone for two years a recommendation that could limit a women’s access to mammograms.
The United States Preventative Services Task Force recently drafted recommendations that gave annual mammograms for women ages 40-49 a “C” rating, meaning that there is at least a moderate certainty that the net benefit of the procedure is small and that the screenings should be performed only selectively.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2307, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act). The PALS Act would postpone recent United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations that could severely limit women’s access to mammograms.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) voted for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and H.R. 2192, to ensure that the AHCA and its provisions apply to all Members of Congress and Congressional staff. The AHCA repeals Obamacare, restores competition and choice to the healthcare marketplace, and lowers insurance premiums.
ANDERSON — Delivering on a long-standing campaign promise, the entire Republican delegation from Indiana in the U.S. House voted to start the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
They helped get a 217-213 approval of the legislation, which now faces an uncertain future in the U.S. Senate.
Among those voting for it was Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., whose 5th District includes Madison County and had been listed as undecided until Wednesday evening.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., is backing a proposal to have the federal government offer more support to local governments to help law enforcement officers with mental health issues.