Improving Health Care Quality: The Path Forward

Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Hatch, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss the current landscape and next steps for improving the quality of health care. I appreciate your leadership in focusing the nation’s attention on improving quality, as this is fundamental to achieving better health outcomes while avoiding unnecessary costs. […]

Health Care Reform Investing

Health care has always been a costly service in America, costing some $8,608 per capita in 2011, some 17.9% of that year’s GDP, according to the World Health Organization. It is so unaffordable that 49.9 million Americans, or 16.3% of the population, were uninsured in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau showed. This lack of health […]

House votes to repeal Obamacare for 37th time

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to “Obamacare.” The 229-195 vote occurred largely along party lines and marked the 37th time the House has […]