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  • Chairman Black Floor Statement: The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    I rise today to speak in favor of the American Health Care Act – a bill that repeals many of the worst aspects of Obamacare and begins to repair the damage caused by the law by bringing choice, competition and patient-centered solutions back into our health care system. Standing here in the House debating this bill is a proud moment for me. I was working as a nurse in Nashville in the 1990s when, fresh off the failure of HillaryCare, the Clinton administration pushed a single-payer pilot program... Read more

  • Chairman Black Rules Committee Opening Statement: Markup of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning. Thank you Chairman Sessions and members of the committee for the opportunity to speak here today. I come before you to discuss H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. The American Health Care Act is a first step in our efforts toward patient-centered health care reform. This bill seeks to give the American people freedom and choice in their health care decisions. It gets government out of the relationship between patients and their doctors... Read more

  • Statement from House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black on President Trump’s Budget Submission
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement following President Trump’s budget submission: “I appreciate the White House’s submission on how we can be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and strengthen our national security. We are all committed to investing in our men and women in uniform to ensure that we are the strongest military force in the world. The complex international and military challenges we face require special attention, ... Read more

  • Chairman Diane Black Opening Statement: Markup of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning and welcome to this markup at the House Budget Committee. We are here today to act on the American Health Care Act. This bill seeks to address one of the most fundamental policy challenges that we face: how to reduce the cost of health care and give all Americans access to quality care. This is something House Republicans have talked about for years, and the opportunity is finally here to fulfill our promise to the American people. Under the leaders... Read more

  • Statement from Chairman Diane Black on Passage of the American Health Care Act by the House Budget Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, after the House Budget Committee reported the American Health Care Act to the House for consideration, Chairman Diane Black released the following statement: “I am proud of the work done by this committee. Our role in this process is to combine the work of the authorizing committees and report the full bill to the House and we have dutifully completed that responsibility. There is always debate and disagreement during the legislative process but I firmly believe that th... Read more

  • Diane Black: “I am confident this bill is going to come out of Budget”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black talked to MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson about the American Health Care Act and her confidence that the committee will pass the bill tomorrow to help those suffering under Obamacare. “We don’t want to have the American people suffer anymore,” said Chairman Black. “I come from a state where there was a 63% increase in premiums last year. We have two thirds of our counties that only have one provider. That’s not choice; that’s a monopoly. And we ac... Read more

  • Diane Black Unplugged: Patient-Centered Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    As a registered nurse, Diane Black knows what it’s like to actually provide health care. The fundamental problem with Obamacare was that it disrupted the personal relationship between patients and their doctors while rising costs put real care out of reach for many Americans. This week, the Budget Committee will act on the American Health Care Act as it moves through the legislative process. Listen to Diane Black, in her own words, discuss how the failures of government-run health care and her c... Read more

  • "Open the marketplace back up again and allow more competition"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss the American Health Care Act and how this bill creates more competition to help drive down costs and allows states to tailor their Medicaid program to fit the unique needs of their populations. You can watch the full interview here and check out key highlights below. On how competition, not government, helps lower costs: "First of all, we want to make sure everyone knows we're not go... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black Statement on CBO Score
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement regarding CBO’s score of the American Health Care Act: “Obamacare was a law built on government control and federal mandates. The American Health Care Act is a bill built on choice and freedom in health care decisions. Our goal has always been to provide access to health insurance for everyone who wants it and to reduce health care costs for all Americans. Our bill does exactly that. Dismantlin... Read more

  • McCarthy and Black Op-Ed in National Review: Conservative Repeal and Replace Is Here
    Posted in Commentary on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black Read Online Our health-care system is broken. It was inefficient before Obamacare, and Obamacare’s Washington-knows-best-mandates made it many times worse. The American people have suffered as a result. We can’t return to the pre-Obamacare status quo, because Americans need more access to health care. But we also can’t leave the American people tied to a sinking Obamacare ship, forced to face higher annual premiums and f... Read more