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Public Statements

Issue Position: Expanding Access to Health Care

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Congressman Roskam has been a proven fighter for health care for his district, Illinois and the country. He has championed policies that keep doctors practicing medicine in Illinois, recruit nurses for workforce shortages, open doors for special health screenings such as mammograms and encourage research.

He has fought unnecessary and burdensome regulations to ensure we get government out of the decision making of health care treatment.

Medicare

Since coming to Congress, Peter Roskam has been a strong supporter of working to ensure the Medicare program remains viable for future generations.

For the second year in a row, Medicare has exceeded 45% of the government's general revenue funds. At this pace, Medicare funds will soon increase to more than workers' earnings and the economy overall. If we do nothing to fix this problem, there may not be any money left for those younger than 54 years of age.

Another important component in the Medicare program is the Medicare reimbursement program for physicians. Each year the Administration proposes cuts to reimbursements for physicians - this unfairly impacts doctors while we work to return stability to our entitlement programs. Roskam does not believe it is fair to ask those who save lives to shoulder the bulk of the cost cutting required to keep medicine solvent for the next generation.

Roskam remains committed to ensuring that physicians receive fair compensation under Medicare and that seniors have access to the quality, affordable care they deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice and the continuing rise of malpractice insurance threaten our local physicians, pushing many out of business.


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