In 2010, the president’s health care bill was signed in to law, creating a new structure where the federal government is directly involved in health care delivery.  The coming years will see more elements of the plan put into place, and millions of Americans who will see changes in their coverage, and could even be dropped from their current employer-based health care plans.

As a member of the Ways and Means Committee with jurisdiction over health policy, I understand that the new health care law was an attempt to meet worthy goals—namely, greater access to healthcare and coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.  However, the way in which the law was crafted will likely result in higher premiums, decreased care, and government bureaucrats standing between you and your doctor.  This is unacceptable.  In my oversight role, I am working to ensure the American health care system is the best in the world, and that families are not forced to pay more for diminished care.

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Today, we have the very special privilege of being joined by Congressman Peter Roskam. Congressman Roskam is one of the strongest advocates for dementia-capable policies in Washington D.C.

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