Health Care

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 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 »

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 Alzheimer’s Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) today introduced the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act (H.R. 1873). “An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating, not only for the person who receives the diagnosis but also for their families,” said Guthri... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Cancer Drug Parity Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Representatives Brian Higgins (D -NY-26), Doris Matsui (D-CA-6) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) this week introduced the Cancer Drug Parity Act, a bipartisan bill that would require health insurance plans that cover intravenous cancer treatments to also equally cover orally administered cancer medications. “Due to great innovation, many ... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Treat and Reduce Obesity

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI), Raul Ruiz, M.D., (D-CA), and Tom Reed (R-NY), introduced the bipartisan Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, which will help lower health care costs and address the obesity epidemic by expanding access to treatment options for Medicare beneficiaries affected by obesity. “Sadly, obesity rates among adults in the ... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Examines Measles Outbreak at Oversight Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, yesterday helped lead a subcommittee hearing on the national measles outbreak and the importance of vaccines. Despite measles being declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 due to the success of the measles, mumps, rubella (or MM... Read more »