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Price Statement on Ways and Means Markup of Health Care Legislation


Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means met today to mark up four pieces of legislation that would undo portions of the president's health care law while expanding access to health care choices and coverage options for Americans. These measures would repeal the tax on medical devices and limitations on the purchase of over-the-counter medications under ObamaCare, as well as make improvements to the use of health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

"While the American people await a decision by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the president's health care law, the House of Representatives is taking steps to help provide health care choices for the American people and protect the innovative spirit of America's health care system," said Chairman Price. "In addition to a full repeal of ObamaCare, we must restore and expand patient-centered health care so that we empower individuals and their doctors to make decisions they deem best. Legislation passed today out of the Committee on Ways and Means will expand health coverage options for more Americans while ensuring we stop a tax on medical tools and technologies that would diminish quality of care. There are many positive reforms to be made to health care in America that will put doctors, patients and their families in control."

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