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) 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:
JUDY WOODRUFF: Leading Republicans in the House of Representatives aim to pass their Obamacare replacement bill by the end of the month.
But the analysis of the legislation from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office yesterday may have complicated that timeline.
For some of the party’s conservatives, the bill still has too much of the Affordable Care Act left in it. For some of its moderates, the number of people the bill wouldn’t provide coverage for is cause for alarm. Today, the White House and some leading Republicans left the door open to change.
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.