It is vital to every American that they are able to choose a healthcare plan that meets their needs at a price they can afford. I am deeply concerned about rising healthcare costs for employees and consumers alike, and am committed to finding a solution to our nation’s healthcare needs. One of our priorities should be to ensure the American healthcare system is the best in the world, and replace Obamacare with a conservative alternative that empowers patients – in consultation with doctors of their choosing – to make their own healthcare decisions.
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Louisiana has a long history of supporting skilled home health care, a valuable service that allows our aging friends and neighbors to remain healthy and independent in their homes. Louisiana is home to two of the nation’s leading home health care companies. We are also fortunate to have lawmakers who understand that home health care is cost-effective and a patient-preferred.
Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits. Why? To help protect your identity, Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Instead, the new cards will have a unique Medicare Number. This will happen automatically. You don’t need to do anything or pay anyone to get your new card.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Affordable Healthcare Choices, courtesy of the White House.
The EO’s primary intent is to help Obamacare’s victims
Middle-class people without workplace coverage have seen premiums soar, plan and doctor options dwindle, and taxes increase. They generally do not qualify for Obamacare’s subsidies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs): The American Healthcare Act (AHCA)cd
The AHCA as amended delivers relief from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates that have hurt job creators, increased premiums, and limited options for patients and health care providers. It returns control of health care from Washington back to the states and restores the free market so Americans can access quality, affordable health care options that are tailored to their needs.
Last week it was reported that a new amendment to the American Health Care Act “exempts members of Congress and their staff" from health care changes.
Like you, I think that’s absurd.
That’s why I became an original co-sponsor on Friday of legislation that would eliminate the ability of members of Congress and staff to be exempt from the American Health Act.
Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was pulled from the House floor on Friday:
Below is a snapshot of some of the recent legislation Congressman Graves has been working on in the US House of Representatives. If you have questions or comments regarding these or other legislative issues, contact our office today.
Last Week Revisited – On the Floor
Congressman Graves talks "Medical Waste" with Fox 8's Lee Zurik. The two discuss how some health insurers force customers to pay a premium on some prescription drugs - charging customers more than the actual cost of the medicine. Pharmacists call it a "clawback" – insurers overcharge and claw back the money from the pharmacy and customer. Watch the full story below.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement: