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ICYMI: Guthrie Challenges Surprise Medical Billing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) questioned stakeholders and patient advocates on the practice of surprise medical bills during a Health Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. Guthrie joined colleagues from both sides of the aisle in voicing dissatisfaction for the practice, which often blind-sides patients with exceedingly high medical bills from an emergency situation. Guthrie ex... Read more »

Guthrie Announces Cave City Emergency Services Grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development is awarding a $50,000 grant to Cave City to improve emergency services in the city. “I am proud to announce that Cave City is receiving this competitive grant, which will allow the city to purchase new vehicles for the police and fire departments,” said Gu... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie: “The two viral outbreaks plaguing our country”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this weekend wrote a piece for CNN Opinion on the importance of vaccinations to stop the ongoing measles outbreak in the United States. “Right now, our country is facing two viral outbreaks. Both are incredibly dangerous and one fuels the spread of the other. The first: More than 800 cases of measles have been confirmed in the United States thi... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan VACCINES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with U.S. Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), this week introduced the VACCINES Act, a bipartisan bill that will help increase immunization rates across the country and prevent future outbreaks of contagious, deadly diseases. “Vaccines are vit... Read more »

Guthrie: Democrats Playing Partisan Games at Expense of American Health Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the need for lower prescription drug prices. “Wherever I go in my district, I hear from Kentuckians about how drug prices are simply too high,” said Guthrie on the floor. “This is an issue that affects everyone, and it’s one of the few big issues these days that Republicans and ... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Second Hearing on Skyrocketing Insulin Costs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, today helped lead a second subcommittee hearing on the rising costs of insulin. “The average list price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, making this vital drug unaffordable for too many Americans,” said Guthrie in his opening s... Read more »

Guthrie, Bonamici Reintroduce Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), both members of the House Committee on Education and Labor, today reintroduced the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. The Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act would improve the timing, frequency, and content of the financial counseling students are r... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Leads Hearing on Rising Insulin Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, yesterday helped lead a hearing on the rising costs of insulin. Yesterday’s hearing was the first in a series that the subcommittee plans to hold on why insulin prices continue to skyrocket. Though the net price of insulin has remained stable ... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Outlines Health Priorities for 116th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and senior member of the committee’s Health Subcommittee, outlined his health care policy agenda for the 116th Congress at a policy summit last week. Guthrie and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Legislation to Make College Costs More Transparent

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), this week introduced the Net Price Calculator Improvement Act. The bipartisan Net Price Calculator Improvement Act would increase the transparency and accessibility of college costs by improving existing calculators used by students and their ... Read more »