Affordable and Quality Health Care

Affordable and Quality Health Care

President Obama's health care law is broken and should be replaced with patient-centered, free-market solutions.

- Tim Walberg

The government takeover of health care is driving up costs, causing millions of people to lose access to their health insurance and doctors, hurting small business job creation, and pushing people into part-time jobs. Tim Walberg voted to let people keep their health coverage if they liked it, repeal the entire government takeover of health care and the remove worst parts. Congress has passed and the president has signed legislation to repeal or remove funding for more than ten parts of the President’s health care law.

Tim is pushing for policies to make health care more affordable, including ending lawsuit abuse, allowing small businesses to join together to purchase health insurance at a more affordable price, letting people purchase health insurance across state lines, expanding the flexibility to health savings accounts, and giving individuals the same tax treatment as corporations when they purchase health insurance. Additionally, Tim voted to repeal the medical device tax, which is costing Michigan medical manufacturing jobs and increasing the costs for life-saving medications and devices.

Research and innovation are crucial to improving health care quality and finding ways to heal our loved ones. Tim Walberg voted for the 21st Century Cures Act to encourage medical research and speed up the development of life-saving cures and treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer. He also voted for bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken mental health care system to help those suffering from mental health issues get the care they need.

As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Tim Walberg has been actively collaborating with state and local leaders to develop best practicies and tackle the alarming heroin and opioid epidemic that hits close to home in our communities. He voted for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to enhance prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and provide hope for those struggling with addiction. This comprehensive response overwhelmingly passed the House and was signed into law. Along with a Democratic colleague, Tim also introduced “Jessie’s Law”, named after a Michigan resident who tragically died of an opioid overdose. It would provide doctors and medical professionals with access to information they need so they can make informed decisions and safely treat their patients.