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Guthrie’s MVP Act Passes Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement praising the passage of the Medicaid VBPs for Patients (MVP) Act through the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

“The Medicaid VBPs for Patients Act would help get life-saving treatments to the most vulnerable patients across the country. With the flexibility this legislation provides, states can make high-cost therapies and cures for rare diseases available without raising taxes or cutting other state programs. Value-based payments ensure states are not on the hook for paying a drug manufacturer for a high-cost treatment if it is not effective and can even save states money in the long-term in caring for a patient.

“I’m pleased this bipartisan legislation passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee, and I will continue pressing for this legislation that better aligns incentives in health care and helps people have a better life,” said Guthrie.  

Guthrie reintroduced the MVP Act with Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (CA-16) and U.S. Representatives John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01).

The MVP Act passed the Subcommittee on Health on May 17, 2023.