Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Healthcare

The healthcare delivery system in the United States is in need of reform.   Health care costs continue to escalate as businesses and families see more of their budgets consumed by health expenses.  Access and affordability of health care are paramount to solving the health care crisis facing our country.  It is essential that we approach these issues with common sense and with the best interests of the American people at heart.

A majority of Americans opposed Obamacare when a Democrat-controlled Congress passed it and the President signed it into law in 2010. This massive mandate on American individuals and businesses was rammed through with zero bipartisan support. Americans should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, but Obamacare is not the solution. President Obama promised lower costs and better quality healthcare, yet we are seeing the opposite take effect.

It's been over five years since Obamacare was signed into law. During those five years, the House has voted over 40 times to repeal this disastrous law. I remain convinced that a full repeal of Obamacare is the best solution. That is why I am proud to cosponsor the American Health Care Reform Act (AHCRA). The AHCRA would fully repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, free-market reforms. It encourages a competitive health care market by allowing Americans to purchase insurance across state lines and permitting small businesses to pool together in order to get the best possible rates. Additionally, the AHCRA guarantees individuals with pre-existing conditions the ability to move between insurance markets and provides funding for increased medical research for our nation's deadliest diseases. We will cut regulation, incentivize innovation and protect life without creating any new taxes or new mandates. I will continue to do everything I can to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a solution that put doctors and patients in charge of their own care, not Washington bureaucrats. You can see a list of Congress' votes to repeal Obamacare here

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Health Care Issue Bills Supported by Rep. Olson:

H.R.132 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
ObamaCare Repeal Act
Sponsor:          Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/06/2015)

H.R.2905 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
SCOTUScare Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] (Introduced 06/25/2015)

H.R.6 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
21st Century Cures Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 05/19/2015)

H.R.2869 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Local and Municipal Health Care Choice Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] (Introduced 06/24/2015)

H.R.2868 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 06/24/2015)

H.R.2653 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
American Health Care Reform Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 06/04/2015)

H.R.2646 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] (Introduced 06/04/2015)

H.R.2300 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Empowering Patients First Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] (Introduced 05/13/2015)

H.R.1886 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:          Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 04/16/2015)

H.R.1650 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] (Introduced 03/26/2015)

H.R.1664 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Health Insurance Freedom Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] (Introduced 03/26/2015)

H.R.1624 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 03/25/2015)

H.R.1342 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 03/06/2015)

H.R.1234 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Medical Freedom Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] (Introduced 03/04/2015)

H.R.976 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 02/13/2015)

H.R.940 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Health Care Conscience Rights Act
Sponsor:          Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 02/12/2015)

H.R.928 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor:          Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] (Introduced 02/12/2015)

H.R.663 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Rural Hospital Access Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] (Introduced 02/02/2015)

H.R.596 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:          Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] (Introduced 01/28/2015)

H.R.543 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Health Care Choice Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 01/27/2015)

H.R.537 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Truth in Obamacare Advertising Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] (Introduced 01/26/2015)

H.R.420 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2015
Sponsor:          Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 01/20/2015)