Office of Rep. Glenn Grothman, Friday, May 05, 2017
Excellent links below on the American Health Care Act
Yesterday, I voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because our current health care system is unsustainable.
Already, one-third of America’s counties only have one insurance provider, and the exchanges will continue to head towards disaster if Congress doesn’t act. Quite simply, Americans deserve better.
It seems that there is a lot of misinformation out there about this bill. The AHCA maintains protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies are still not allowed to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Additionally, $8 billion in extra resources will be devoted to individuals with pre-existing conditions. For more information about protection for those with pre--existing conditions under the AHCA, please click here.
Members of Congress and their staff are also not exempt from the AHCA. Click here to watch YouTube of Rep. McSally presenting her bill to strike exemptions for Congress.
With this week's vote, the House has ensured that individuals and families will no longer be forced into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans they do not want and cannot afford.
Oversight and Government Reform
FAFSA, the form all college students must submit if they are interested in receiving financial aid, recently experienced a data breach. The Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service did not take action in a timely manner. The Department of Education refuses to recognize the data breach, and both agencies failed to report the breach to Congress within the required seven days.
In an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing earlier this week, I demanded answers from representatives of the agencies. It's troubling to me that these agencies wasted $30 million by taking so long to act on this breach.
For additional information about this hearing, please click here.