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Brady, Upton Press Administration on Rule Promoting One-Size-Fits-All Health Benefits

April 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and 32 of their Republican committee Members sent a letter today to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt regarding a new agency rule that will affect how health care plans are designed and sold on the Obamacare exchange.

In the letter, the committee Members express concern that the rule will harm patients by increasing the government’s role in health care, limiting choices, and stifling innovation:

We are concerned CMS’s policies will continue a pattern of allowing Washington bureaucrats to pick winners and losers by propping up plans that meet arbitrary requirements, instead of preserving choice and encouraging consumers to select plans that will best meet their unique needs.

Click here to view the letter.