Our healthcare system has long required major changes, and that need has only intensified in recent years, as costs have skyrocketed for Americans. That’s why I’m dedicated to lowering costs through market-based changes that allow Americans to find affordable plans for individual needs. Additionally, we have a duty to our seniors who have spent their lives paying into Medicare to ensure that it remains solvent and affordable.
- Voted to eliminate the unpopular and costly “individual mandate” created by the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate was sold as a healthcare reform, but was in fact a hidden tax, as determined by the US Supreme Court. Until repeal, the IRS was empowered to collect up to 2.5% of yearly household income, $695 per individual, or $2085 per household for the individual mandate — whichever was higher –with allowances for increases every year for inflation.
- Cosponsored H.R. 2653, the American Health Care Reform Act of 2015, which would create an affordable market-based health care system.
- Cosponsored H.R. 173, the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act, which would repeal taxes on employer-provided healthcare plans.
- Cosponsored H.R. 592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which would allow pharmacists to offer Medicare beneficiaries the same services they are authorized to provide through state pharmacy practice acts.