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 Health 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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Orange Park, FL – Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced a bipartisan bill to name the new Clay County VA Clinic, in Middleburg, FL, the A.K. Baker VA, Clinic. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is introducing the companion bill in the Senate. Congressman Yoho and Senator Rubio gave the following statements:
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Gainesville, FL– Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement upon hearing the announcement that Alachua’s Ology Bioservices Inc. was awarded a contract ($106.3 million) by the U.S. Army Contracting Command to manage reserve production of critical vaccines and therapeutics.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act to ensure the United States builds its stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This bill is a House companion bill to Senator Rick Scott’s introduced in the Senate with the same title.
On Thursday, members of the Florida delegation sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to fulfill requests made by the Florida Division of Emergency Management for medical resources and personnel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the letter, which was led by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., the members highlighted the need for these resources to be delivered within the next 48 hours and asked for the request to be fulfilled immediately so the Florida government could continue working diligently to combat coronavirus.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act. This legislation would improve public health preparedness in the event of an emergency by helping federal agencies implement a “One Health” approach. The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a supporter of the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement on AHCA:
As Republicans ponder the best way to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s federal health care law, a conservative Florida Republican in Congress is looking to ensure the private sector will play a larger role.
Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho has introduced a bill he says will give insurance companies flexibility while Congress tries to work out a replacement plan for ObamaCare.
Yoho’s Holding Health Insurers Harmless Act would roll back many of the regulations of health insurers in a strategy the Gainesville congressman said would free them to provide more plan options until the Affordable Care Act is replaced.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced the Holding Health Insurers Harmless Act, a bill that encourages the private sector to participate in the sale of health insurance plans as we move forward on healthcare reform. Congressman Yoho released the following statement: