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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Washington, D.C. — Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means, Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), joined his colleagues, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today in sending Requests for Information (RFIs) to stakeholders as part of its efforts to address opioid use and dependence in the Medicare program.
DuPage Co, IL — During this week’s House recess, Representative Roskam (R-IL), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, spent time in the Sixth District meeting with stakeholders from the healthcare industry to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they face to providing high-quality, low-cost patient care that yields better outcomes.
Washington, D.C. — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement after his no vote today on H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act:
Washington, DC — Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means, Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), released a statement congratulating the newly-confirmed Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar:
"Secretary Alex Azar assumes the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services at a pivotal time. I congratulate him on this new role and look forward to working with him to help put families in control of their health care and bring relief to those who are struggling.”
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Washington, D.C. — After serving as one of the leading voices ushering through the most significant tax reform in over three decades, Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) has now been named as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health on Ways and Means. Rep.
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