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  • 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

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  • Unsustainable, Chaotic, and With No Room for Discretion
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Budget Committee in a hearing Wednesday entitled “Growing Risks to the Budget and the Economy” examined our nation’s current troubling fiscal and economic outlook, what is contributing to a forecast of slow growth and mounting debt, and how policymakers might go about correcting course. The consensus among the witnesses was unanimous that the current trajectory of deficit spending and higher debt cannot go on forever. As Dr. Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Cent... Read more

  • Budget Committee Releases Working Paper on Regulatory Budgeting
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Budget Committee released its sixth 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 July 7th that examined how Congress can better measure, evaluate, and ultimately control the impacts of regulations by adopting a regulatory budget. The working paper focuses on eight main areas: The Proliferation of Rul... Read more

  • Budget Committee Releases Working Paper on Alternative Approaches to the Federal Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Budget Committee released its fifth 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 July 6th that examined what sort of alternative budget approach or approaches could better serve the goal of fiscal responsibility and a more effective, efficient, and accountable government. The working paper focuses on... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on Employer-Sponsored Insurance
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Roughly sixty percent of Americans get their health insurance through their employer. This employer-sponsored insurance market currently enjoys an unlimited level of tax deductibility which incentivizes employers to spend more and more resources on health care coverage. This setup artificially distorts the broader health insurance market. As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) describes it in today’s video release: “It increases the cost of health coverage ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Chairman Price on Innovation in Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – We all want an innovative health care system. Sadly, right now we have a system that is punishing the innovators – driving up their costs through taxation and regulation. As a result, it is that much harder for patients to have access to new drugs or treatments that would increase the quality of care in this country. To break down barriers, we need to choose a better way with policies that support the innovative spirit in this country. As House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Pr... Read more

  • 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