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  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Medicaid program was created to make sure that those in our communities who are less fortunate from an economic standpoint are able to have health coverage. The reality is that the current program is one where Washington is dictating to the states what they must do in providing care to their Medicaid populations. The result: Medicaid patients are discovering that having health coverage does not mean having access to actual health care as they struggle to find physicians ab... Read more

  • Budget Committee Releases Working Paper on Making Budget Enforcement More Effective
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Budget Committee released its fourth in a series of working papers focused on the Committee’s effort to overhaul the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and reform the congressional budget process. The paper follows a hearing the Committee held on June 22nd that examined how Congress can more effectively enforce the budget. The working paper focuses on four main themes: The Importance of Budget Enforcement Pre-1974 Federal Budgeting Basic Flaws in Current Practic... Read more

  • Working Paper on Making Budget Enforcement More Effective
    Posted in HBC Publications on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    The need for sound enforcement of spending and revenue is inherent in the practice of budgeting. A budget lacking enforcement is not a budget at all, and this dilutes Congress’s constitutional “power of the purse.” The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 has several enforcement provisions, and Congress has adopted additional rules and statutes over the years to enforce budgetary goals. Most of these have failed, however, due to poor design or because they can easily be waived or circumvented. The r... Read more

  • Price Statement on CBO’s Budget & Economic Outlook Update
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement today after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026 showing rising annual deficits over the coming decade and lower economic growth than previously projected. CBO now projects a deficit of $590 billion, or 3.2 percent of GDP, in fiscal year 2016. This is $56 billion higher than the $534 billion deficit the agency projected in ... Read more

  • Price Statement on 20th Anniversary of 1996 Welfare Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement today in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1996 welfare reforms: “The signing of welfare reform 20 years ago today was an impressive moment in our nation’s history. It enacted policies that have helped millions of Americans. It also showed that government could, in fact, learn from its mistakes and choose to pursue solutions that work over a status quo that was failin... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Medicare is a promise that has been made to current and future seniors. It’s a promise that ought to be kept. Unfortunately, right now, it is a promise that is going broke. According to the Medicare trustees, the program’s hospital insurance trust fund will be insolvent in 2028. Doing nothing is not an option. The good news: we have other options. As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) explains in today’s video release: “You can’t continue the current syste... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the heart of our health care system is the doctor-patient relationship. It is that trusting relationship that drives quality care. When the federal government, however, decides to exert an ever greater level of influence over the practice of medicine – as we have seen under Obamacare – then the doctor-patient relationship is threatened and the quality of care is potentially compromised. As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) – who spent over 20 years tak... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – No one should be denied access to the health insurance market – even if they have a pre-existing illness, a bad diagnosis or injury. Those most at risk of being priced out of the market are those who purchase their insurance as an individual or small group – roughly 18 million Americans. There are two ways to go about making sure that those in these smaller insurance markets have access to health care coverage no matter their health status. You can impose mandates and dictates... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on the Cost Drivers in Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – For many Americans – individuals, families, and job creators – the high cost of health care is a serious financial burden. It is also a key contributor to the federal government’s rising debt. To address this challenge, it is important to first understand what is driving the cost of health care in America. In a video released today, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) outlines the three biggest cost drivers in health care – taxation, regulation, and litigat... Read more

  • Budget Committee Releases Working Paper on the Need for Fiscal Goals
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Budget Committee released its third in a series of working papers focused on the Committee’s effort to overhaul the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and reform the congressional budget process. The paper follows a hearing the Committee held on June 15th that examined the need for fiscal goals or targets to build consensus and drive discipline and accountability in the budgeting process The working paper focuses on six main themes: The Balanced Budget Principle... Read more