Op-eds and Speeches

Camp: Make Health Care Affordable

June 17, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Americans want, deserve and demand health care reform.Wednesday, I and my Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives are unveiling common sense health care reforms that focus on increasing the affordability, accessibility and availability of quality health care.Our plan will lower costs, make health care more convenient for patients and improve quality at a price our ...

Boustany: Reform Lacks Transparency, Bipartisanship

June 11, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

As Washington debates health reform, many politicians seem to have forgotten what the whole debate is about — patients being able to get good care from their doctors at a reasonable price.Too often, people are denied access to the doctor of their choice, especially as fewer and fewer ...

Boustany: Working Together for American Health Care

June 04, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

American families are struggling with skyrocketing health care costs as our national economy emerges from a recession.As a doctor and member of the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group, I have seen first hand American families and small businesses worried about rising costs and losing their coverage. The Urban Institute reported that ...

Boustany: Controlling Costs is Top Priority

March 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Americans want Congress to pass meaningful legislation to reducehealth costs, improve access to needed care, expand coverage and shoreup the unstable Medicare program.Controlling rising costs remains the top priority on the health reformagenda. Rising health costs make health insurance coverage unaffordablefor millions of Americans. Others face massive increases inco-payments, premiums ...

Heller: Congress Can’t Tax Its Way Out of a Recession

March 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Economic recovery is the one issue that should bring Democrats and Republicans together. Nationwide the unemployment rate is over 8 percent. My home state of Nevada has over 10 percent unemployment and leads the country in home foreclosures. Yet, as American families struggle, the administration and the majority party are pursuing fiscal policies that penalize working Americans and small ...

Roskam: Dim Prospects for Debt

March 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 By: Peter RoskamIn these uncertain economic times, many Americans are asking important questions about the nation's finances. Why were taxpayers asked to finance a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street - with up to $750 billion more on the way, according to the president? Is it appropriate for the government to own portions of our biggest banks? And what happens ...

Roskam – An Idea of Obama: Stimulus that is Both Sustainable and Free

March 05, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

In the aftermath of the approval of an $800-billionspending bill masquerading as economic stimulus, many of us in Congressconcerned about the exponential growth of the national debt arewondering if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has even slightlyconsidered common-sense policy alternatives before squandering precioustaxpayer dollars.  President Barack Obama’s recent visit to ...

Brown-Waite: Getting Fooled in Classic Fashion

February 19, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Getting Fooled in Classic FashionBy GINNY BROWN-WAITEOne of my favorite songs from the 1970s is from the group The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again." All the aging hippies in Florida ought to dust off their copy and have a ...

Boustany: Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in Stimulus

February 12, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

 Democrats Quick to Politicize Health Care in StimulusBy: Rep. Charles BoustanyAs liberal Democrats clamor to achieve the hopes of eight lost yearswith a new administration, many Americans simply look for jobs,economic security and lower health care costs. Their desire for changefalls far short of the current direction ...