The high cost of health care is unaffordable to thousands of West Virginian families. As a former hospital board member and the husband of a critical care nurse, Congressman McKinley draws upon his experiences to influence his work on health care. As more families see their health care needs grow, Rep. McKinley believes we need to increase access to high- quality care while keeping patients in charge of their health. The federal government should work towards policies that lower the price of health care, not raise it.
Rep. McKinley continues to pursue a repeal of the health care law that has led to double digit increases in the cost of health care for many West Virginian families. In its place, he believes we need reforms that will help ensure access to affordable, quality health care to all Americans without hurting our economy and adding to our national debt. All of the promises that were made about the Affordable Care Act – that you could keep your plan if you like it, you could keep your doctor, premiums would be more affordable, and the plan would insure the uninsured – have not come true. We can do better. House Republicans have offered a better way and proposed alternatives that will maintain coverage for pre-existing conditions, allow consumers to purchase plans across state lines, keeps young adults on their parent’s plan until they are 26 and give patients and doctors more control; not unelected government bureaucrats.
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