Families and small businesses in the North Country want health care that works for them and fits their specific needs. Instead, Obamacare has caused premiums to rise, coverage plans to be dropped, and small businesses to cut employees and reduce shifts and work hours. This is not the way to reform health care to improve quality and increase access. Congresswoman Stefanik's family business lost their health care plan as a result of Obamacare, and they are now forced to pay more for less coverage.
To lower costs and improve care, Congresswoman Stefanik believes we need to repeal Obamacare and replace with common sense solutions; including to allow Upstate families and businesses to shop for insurance across state lines; pursue real tort reform; fight the waste, fraud and abuse that costs our health care system billions each year; protect those with pre-existing conditions by funding state-level high-risk pools; and allow individuals and families to purchase insurance on the same tax-advantaged basis as businesses.
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Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) led a bipartisan group of 44 freshmen Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-01) urging him to include medical device tax repeal language within a larger legislative package before the end of the 2015 calendar year. Congresswoman Stefanik and the lawmakers wrote:
Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law, which contained her proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s auto-enrollment mandate:
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Whether it is a child caring for an elderly parent who is suffering, a spouse receiving disheartening news about the health of their loved one, or a parent tearfully listening to devastating news about their child's diagnosis, every single family in our district has faced health challenges.
The unfortunate odds for every reader are that you, a family member, or a close friend of yours suffers from an incurable disease. This problem stems from the staggering reality that while there are over 10,000 known diseases, we only have cures and treatments for about 500 of them.