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  • 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

  • Chairman Black Op-Ed in Washington Examiner: The Budget Committee Game Plan for 2017 - Tackling Big Problems With Bold Solutions
    Posted in Commentary on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    By House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black Read Online Last month, my colleagues gave me the great honor of being named Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the 115th Congress. It isn't a role I originally aspired to, but one that I have been unknowingly preparing for over many years. Prior to coming to Washington, I served in the Tennessee state legislature, where we actually balanced our budget every year, and spent decades on the frontlines of our healthcare system as an emergency ... Read more

  • Chairman Black Says House Republicans Are Committed to Repealing Obamacare and Building a Sustainable Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and Bloomberg’s “Daybreak: Americas” in her first national television appearances since becoming chairman. During the interviews, Chairman Black said that House Republicans are committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with patient-centered care, and that Congress will exercise the power of the purse to build a sustainable budget that works toward balance. On building a sustainabl... Read more

  • Chairman Black Discusses Patient-Centered Health Care and Responsible Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, Chairman Diane Black sat down with Mary Scott of WBIR Knoxville to discuss Obamacare repeal and replace, as well as the priorities for the House Budget Committee. Highlights from the interview are below. You can watch the full interview here. On Obamacare repeal and replace: “We’re seeing an implosion. Just a self-implosion. And if nothing is done then we’re going to see more and more damage and hurt done to our constituents and constituents across the entire state. .... Read more

  • Diane Black Interview with Opportunity Lives: A Better Way for Health Care and the Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black sat down with John Hart from Opportunity Lives to discuss repealing and replacing Obamacare and the committee’s priorities for the coming year. Below is a summary of their conversation. You can see the full video here. On Obamacare repeal: “For me, I can see a better way for people – obviously our conference can. We want to repeal something that’s not working [immediately] and make it a more patient-centered system for folks. A... Read more