Health Care

ICYMI: Guthrie Medicaid Bill Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) bill to help certain Medicaid beneficiaries receive care in their homes was signed into law by President Donald Trump last week. Guthrie introduced the EMPOWER Care Act with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) earlier this year to extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which allows certain Medicaid beneficiaries, such as s... Read more »

Guthrie Leads Hearing on Illicit Fentanyl Impact on Opioid Crisis

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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, today led a hearing on the illicit fentanyl trade and how it is impacting the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. “Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin,” said Guth... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Works to End Surprise Medical Billing, Support Community Health Centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) supported multiple pieces of public health legislation at a House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee markup yesterday. The bipartisan No Surprises Act (H.R. 3630) will end the practice of surprise medical billing by ensuring that patients are held harmless and protected from surprise medical bills. “Too often, patients can do thei... Read more »

Guthrie Introduces Bipartisan Over-the-Counter Drugs Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), along with U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), introduced legislation this week to make more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently uses to review and approve new over-the-counter drugs for market, know... Read more »

ICYMI: Guthrie Discusses Health Care Priorities on ‘In Focus Kentucky’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) joined Mario Anderson on “In Focus Kentucky” this weekend to discuss his latest work on health care. In his role as the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Guthrie has led investigations into rising insulin prices and the ongoing measles crisis. He also introduced the VACCINES... Read more »

Guthrie Medicaid Bill Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie’s (KY-02) legislation to extend a program that allows certain Medicaid beneficiaries, such as seniors and individuals with disabilities, to transition from a nursing home or institutional care back to their home if they choose has passed in the House. Since the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program was created it has successfully helped over 8... Read more »

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 »