Access to health care is incredibly important, however there are ways to achieve this noble goal that don't force citizens into buying a product they might not want. Your choices in health care should be your own, not the Federal government's. There are ways to have affordable health care for all that also allow freedom in the marketplace. I am in favor of Heath Savings Accounts that allow you to have a say in how your health dollars are spent. Additionally, we should allow the interstate sale of health insurance to allow consumers more choice. If there is a plan in another state that best fits your needs, you should have the freedom to purchase it without imposed mandates from the Federal government. By unleashing competition into the marketplace we will lower costs and have insurance companies compete for your business.
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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted in favor of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution. The resolution provides reconciliation instructions to facilitate action on the repeal of Obamacare. The resolution instructs certain authorizing committees to report legislation to their respective Budget Committee by January 27, 2017. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are standing in the way of improving customer service for our nation’s veterans. We introduced WINGMAN (H.R. 5166) in May of this year with broad bipartisan support - 137 of our colleagues in the House signed on as co-sponsors. The bill allows trained congressional caseworkers to check the status of a veteran’s claim and view relevant files within the VA’s claims system. Veterans often contact our offices as a last resort because they have already spent weeks or months waiting for the VA to respond to their request.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) continued his fight to improve the lives or our nations Veterans as the House passed WINGMAN (H.R. 5166) in a bipartisan vote. Congressman Yoho introduced this bill back in May to help streamline the benefits claims process between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the congressional constituent advocates assisting in processing those claims on behalf of veterans and their families. WINGMAN will help make this a reality.
Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington this afternoon meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho to talk about the latest effort to fund the fight on the Zika virus.
Scott’s meeting with Rubio was followed with a visit to Ryan’s office, and then Yoho, as Congress attempts another method to provide long-term funding to fight the Zika virus now taking hold in Florida and threatening any pregnant woman with the horrible prospect of profound birth defects.
Mosquitos are effective at distributing diseases and they don’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican. The current Senate delay in approving funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus is frustrating, unnecessary, and dangerous. Now is not the time to be playing politics with the health of the American people.
Gainesville, FL– Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03), in another effort to help contain the spread of Zika, joined the entire Florida delegation in sending a letter to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, asking him to increase the share of federal funding to combat the virus.
Washington, D.C. – With more Zika cases being reported in South Florida, the Senate has still not approved much needed funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus. Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03), who voted to approve funds to help mitigate the spread of Zika in the U.S., released the following statement:
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) joined over 170 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that they withdraw a proposed rule change to the ‘Part B Drug Payment Model.’ This proposed rule could endanger access to care for America’s most vulnerable seniors. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03), along with members of the Florida Delegation, sent a letter to Tom Frieden, M.D. – Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – thanking him for the CDC’s quick response to reported Zika virus cases in Florida. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-3) voted in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act – (HR 3762). The bill is the first time a repeal of Obamacare will be sent to the president’s desk.