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  • Obamacare: Reducing Access to Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    There’s been a lot of attention paid to how Obamacare has expanded the number of Americans with insurance coverage. But, health insurance is only as valuable as a patient’s ability to receive actual health care. And on that front, Obamacare is failing – actually reducing access to health care. Because of this flawed law, plans have been cancelled, networks have narrowed, and there are fewer medical professionals providing care. Obamacare needs to be repealed so patients not only have insurance, ... Read more

  • Obamacare: The Unaffordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Affordable Care Act is an ironic name for a law that has only made health insurance and health care unaffordable for millions of Americans. Since its passage, Obamacare has caused premiums to skyrocket, deductibles to increase more than workers’ wages, and the costs of prescription drugs to become more of a burden. This law must be repealed so individuals and families are not further harmed by the high costs of Obamacare that too often lead to those who have health coverage not having actual... Read more

  • Reconciliation Primer
    Posted in HBC Publications on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Reconciliation: Background Section 310 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 sets out a special procedure that allows Congress to direct one or more authorizing committees to produce legislation that changes direct spending, revenue, or the debt limit to bring these levels into compliance with budget resolution policies. Reconciliation directives must be included in a concurrent resolution on the budget adopted by both Houses to be valid. In general, reconciliation directives include: · the am... Read more

  • Budget Redo - As Told by TV Shows and Movies Based in the 70s
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee released a proposal to overhaul the 1974 Congressional Budget Act. You can read the full discussion draft by clicking here or a still fairly detailed summary here. But if you are short on time, here is a quick breakdown. 1. Many things came out of the 1970s that have only gotten better with time - like Apple, Email, and some great entertainment. 2. Far out. But some things born in the 70s haven’t stood the test of time - like the 1974 Budget Act. 3. This ... Read more

  • Chairman Price Remarks at Brookings Institution: A Reform Agenda for the Federal Budget Process
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you to the Brookings Institution for hosting today’s event and thank you to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for agreeing to co-sponsor as well. Scholars at Brookings and CRFB, as well as the National Budgeting Roundtable, have been part of a driving force behind an effort to reform the Congressional budget process. I want to thank you for lending your time, your expertise, and your passion to this issue. We meet today less than a month after ... Read more

  • Budget Committee Releases Working Paper on Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House Budget Committee released a working paper entitled Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy. The working paper follows a hearing the Committee held on September 14th that examined America’s budget and economic outlook and how poor economic policies continue to contribute to the nation’s poor fiscal health. The working paper focuses on three main areas: An Unsustainable Fiscal Path An Economy Mired in Slow Growth Pro-Growth Reforms, Not More of the Same In i... Read more

  • Weekly Republican Address: A Better Way to Fix Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In this week’s Republican address, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) discusses our plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered solutions. The address comes on the third anniversary of the rollout of Obamacare. It serves as a prebuttal to a health care speech the president will give on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida. “House Republicans are listening, and we know it’s not enough to simply acknowledge the failures and the fallout,” Chairman Pri... Read more

  • BREAKING: Nonpartisan Watchdog Rules Obamacare Reinsurance Scheme Unlawfully Diverting Billions From Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of bicameral Republican health care leaders are pointing to a new legal opinion issued on Obamacare’s controversial reinsurance program. The leaders urged the Comptroller General of the United States this spring to publish a legal opinion on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to ignore federal law, and a previous CMS regulation that required taxpayers and the Treasury be paid under the Obamacare reinsurance program. To date, CMS has ignored ... Read more

  • Good Intentions, A Scandal, and An Economics Free Zone
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Good Intentions, A Scandal, and An Economics Free Zone Read more

  • Chairman Price Opening Statement: Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery Good morning. For over a year, the House Budget Committee has been engaged in an initiative called Restoring the Trust for All Generations. Today’s hearing is the fourth in a series of hearings this committee has held to advance this initiative. Restoring the Trust is an effort to raise awareness among both our colleagues in Congress and, more importantly, the American people we represent – about the serious fiscal and policy challenges facing our nation’s health, retire... Read more