The United States has one of the best health care systems in the world. Our nation is a leader in the research and development of newer and more effective treatments and cures for a host of medical conditions that not only extend, but improve the quality of life for patients. In fact, some of these new treatments have their origins right here in Illinois.
However, despite these virtues, far too many Americans have trouble affording and accessing quality care. Others struggle with escalating health insurance premiums and other costs that impose economic hardships they cannot afford.
Unfortunately, Obamacare failed to address these challenges, and in many ways made them worse. For example:
Obamacare imposes substantial new taxes and other government dictates on American workers and small businesses which hurts affordability and job creation;
Obamacare empowers a board of unelected bureaucrats to make healthcare decisions best left to patients and doctors;
Obamacare has caused millions of Americans to lose their health insurance plans and then forced them to buy policies that cost more and do less;
Obamacare cuts $700 billion in funding for Medicare, jeopardizing care for seniors while adding hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit and debt, among other problems.
This is why I will continue to support policies to repeal Obamacare and replace it with fiscally-responsible patient-centric reforms that help reduce costs without sacrificing access to care.
My Efforts to Improve Southern Illinois Health Care
Voted to repeal Obamacare
Cosponsored and Voted for legislation to eliminate Obamacare’s unelected board of bureaucrats and strip their power to determine how physicians care for seniors;
Cosponsored and Voted for the 21st Century Cures Act to increase federal investments in disease research and streamline the regulatory process for approving newer and more effective medical treatments and devices;
Cosponsored and Voted for legislation to Eliminate Obamacare’s Tax on life saving and improving medical devices
Cosponsored and Voted for legislation to repeal Obamacare’s job killing mandate on small business;
Voted for Legislation Fixing Medicare’s flawed physician payment system to protect senior’s access to physicians;
Cosponsored legislation to eliminate burdensome bureaucratic red tape on small, rural hospitals
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“I don’t shy away from tough questions,” Bost said. “I’ll take as many challenging questions” during the hourlong telephone town hall.
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CARBONDALE — In the best interest of working through such issues as reforming the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost said he met this week with representatives from local hospitals and smaller groups of constituents in order to gain insight on that issue and others.
WASHINGTON -- Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, says he is ready to work with incoming president Donald Trump on reforming healthcare, among other issues.
Bost specifically wants to work with the incoming president on infrastructure investments, curbing executive powers and repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
Bost says under Obamacare, people in some of southern Illinois only have one option for a healthcare provider.