Republicans on the Healthy Future Task Force rolled out a new plan for getting Americans greater access to affordable treatments last week, discussing innovative new policies during a roundtable in the Capitol.
For Leader McCarthy’s full wrap-up of the event, click here.
The roundtable featured a discussion with Khrystal K Davis, JD, Founding President of Texas Rare Alliance, Sue Peschin, President and CEO of Alliance for Aging Research, and former Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Chair of the Institute for Gene Therapy and an alum of Ways and Means. Watch the full discussion here.
At the roundtable, Co-Chair of the Healthy Future Task Force and GOP Leader of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) said:
“Americans deserve better than a one-size-fits-all government run health care that doesn’t strive to keep people healthy, but only pays to take care of people when they’re sick. […] The Healthy Futures Task Force is focused on developing policies that will offer more choices, lower cost peace of mind and hope and hope by investing in developing new cures for life threatening diseases that destroy families.”
Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Treatments for the Task Force and member of Ways and Means Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) added:
“This taskforce has really come together with three major goals, lower the drug costs for Americans, unleashed new innovative medicines, devices, and diagnostics to treat and cure diseases. That’s the bottom line. And promote American made medicines.”
The Treatments Subcommittee will focus on lowering drug costs for Americans, unleashing new innovative medicines, devices, and diagnostics for patients, and promoting American made medicines.
This is one of five subcommittees of the Healthy Future Task Force. Chaired by Reps. Buchanan and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Republican Leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, the Healthy Future Task Force will develop an agenda for real and specific challenges to improving the health of Americans. More on that vision can be found here.
CLICK HERE for a one-pager outlining the Treatments Subcommittee objectives.