In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Constitutionality of President Obama's health care law, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is meeting with health care professionals to assess the impact of the ruling on patient care and to discuss proposals for improving health care concerns going forward. She took part in a roundtable discussion today with a group of health care providers at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia and received a tour of the facility.
"This meeting was a valuable tool as I work to find alternatives to ObamaCare," said Hartzler. "Our conversation involved concerns the hospital has fully implementing the law and discussed suggestions for better solutions for health care reforms. We also discussed medical liability reform, physician shortages, and Medicare's sustainable growth rate, the formula that calls for deep cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors."
"I remain committed to repealing this government takeover of health care," added Hartzler. "This law will not solve our health care problems; it will only make things worse. It is essential to find solutions that address the issue of affordability, accessibility, patient control of health care decisions, and will protect the right of Americans to keep their current insurance policies."
Congresswoman Hartzler, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee, has co-sponsored legislation to improve health care without a government takeover and has voted 30 times to repeal, defund, or dismantle the President's health care law.