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.
The rising cost of health care is unsustainable and America is facing a crisis in health care. While advances in technology have brought us treatments our grandparents couldn’t even dream of, the cost of providing care has increased significantly.
Congressman McKinley believes that we must lower health care costs, increase access to high-quality care, and put patients in charge of their health care dollars and decisions, not government. Obamacare does not achieve this.
Rep. McKinley continues to work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that will help ensure access to affordable, quality health care to all Americans without hurting our economy and adding to our national debt.
Every day we hear of more problems that our constituents face with different aspects of the health care law, from employers having to cut hours, to canceled insurance plans and increased premiums, despite the explicit promises made by President Obama.
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 alternatives to the current law that will maintain coverage for preexisting conditions, allow consumers to purchase plans across state lines, and give patients and doctors more control, not government bureaucrats.
The House also continues to maintain close oversight over the implementation of Obamacare and has held dozens of hearings to hold Obama Administration officials accountable for the problems with the health care law.