Press Releases

CBO Clarifies and Confirms $1.055 Trillion Price Tag of House Democrats’ Health Care Bill

October 30, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, just one day after releasing their analysis of the House Democrats’ health care bill, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issued a 9-page letter to “clarify the measures being used by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in its analysis of such proposals—in particular, the effects of proposals on federal budget deficits and on the magnitude of ...

House Democrats Reveal Health Care Bill: Second Verse, Same as the First

October 29, 2009 — Press Releases

CAMP: “Americans' health care is too important and too complex to risk on one gigantic bill that has been written behind closed doors.”  Washington, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) today released the following quote in reaction to the Democrats finally revealing details of their health care bill, after nearly three ...

Herger, Brown-Waite, Reichert Criticize AARP for Putting Political Self-Interest Over Seniors

October 26, 2009 — Press Releases

Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA), Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health, was joined by Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) in questioning the political self-interests of AARP’s endorsement of legislation that will result in significant Medicare cuts for seniors.  They addressed these concerns in a 

49 of 50 States Have Lost Jobs Since Stimulus Enacted

October 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – In light of the economic forum House Democrats are holding today and based on new statistics released this morning by the Department of Labor, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) released a state-by-state table showing 49 states and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since the President signed the stimulus bill into law.  ...

Democrats’ Health Care Bill Bends the Curve UPWARD!

October 21, 2009 — Press Releases

Additional Findings Will Especially Alarm Seniors and Patients Worried About Access to Health Care  Washington, DC – In another blow to Democrats’ push for a massive government takeover of the nation’s health care system, Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp ...

Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Herger Questions AARP’s Policy Reversal

October 20, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Wally Herger (R-CA) today questioned AARP’s unequivocal endorsement of legislation expected to be considered in the coming days by the Senate that will result in massive Medicare premium increases for its members.“It makes no sense for AARP to abandon their long-stated legislative priorities, which had ...

CMS Repeals Misguided Gag Order on Medicare Plans

October 16, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Agency was backing away from its inappropriate and unconstitutional gag order on all Medicare Advantage (MA) and prescription drug plans. On September 21, 2009, CMS issued an order prohibiting all MA and prescription drug plans from communicating with seniors about ...

Camp Statement on Announcement of No Social Security COLA

October 15, 2009 — Press Releases

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement on the announcement by the Social Security Administration that there would be no annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) next year:“Seniors, those with disabilities and their families are understandably disappointed to learn that the annual cost of living adjustment or COLA they expect in ...