US House Health Care Affordability Subcommittee Proposes Solutions - Hamilton County Reporter

US House Health Care Affordability Subcommittee Proposes Solutions – Hamilton County Reporter

The Affordability Subcommittee of the Healthy Futures Task Force – comprised of Rep. Victoria Spartz (Ind.-05), Rep. Kevin Hern (Okla.-01), and Rep. Rick Allen (Ga. -12) – announced Thursday the Task Force’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable.

In an editorial for the Daily signal, members of the Affordability Subcommittee released proposals aimed at reducing the costs of health insurance and medical care by increasing competition, transparency and choice. The Affordability Sub-Committee also hosted a roundtable with small business owners to discuss how policy solutions would improve the ability of small business owners to deliver high quality health benefits at lower cost to the employees.

As a member of the Affordability Subcommittee of the Healthy Futures Task Force, Congresswoman Victoria Spartz recently met with small business owners to discuss how to deliver high-quality benefits at a more reasonable cost. Click here to watch the panel discussion. (Photo provided)

“Improving the value of health care is a matter of national security,” said Rep. Spartz. “I appreciate the work of my colleagues to develop real policy solutions and deliver results on this important issue for all Americans.”

Solution overview:

  • Improve the ability of workers to control and pay for their health care, and improve the ability of small business owners to provide low-cost, high-value health insurance for employees
  • Promoting innovation and transparency to empower patients and provide more affordable options
  • Reduce costs and increase choice by promoting competition and targeting incentives that promote consolidation and limit competition

Click here for a more detailed one-page overview.

Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy created the 17-member Healthy Future Task Force to develop solutions to modernize America’s healthcare system to reduce costs, keep Americans healthy, to develop better therapies and cures and to give Americans more choices. The Affordability Subcommittee is one of five subcommittees that are part of the Healthy Futures Task Force, which also includes the Treatment Subcommittee, Safety Subcommittee, Modernization Committee and the Physician-Patient Relations Sub-Committee.

  • Click here to see the solutions from the modernization subcommittee.
  • Click here to view the Treatment Subcommittee’s solutions.
  • Click here to see the Security Subcommittee’s solutions.
  • Click here to see Doctor-Patient Relationship solutions.

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