The Affordability Subcommittee of the Healthy Future Task Force – consisting of Rep. Victoria Spartz (Ind.-05), Rep. Kevin Hern (Okla.-01), and Rep. Rick Allen (Ga.-12) – announced on Thursday the Task Force’s solutions to make health care more accessible and affordable.
In an op-ed for the Daily Signal, the Affordability Subcommittee members released proposals to lower the costs of health insurance and medical care by increasing competition, transparency and choices. The Affordability Subcommittee also held a roundtable with small business owners to discuss how the policy solutions would improve small business owners’ ability to offer high-quality health benefits at lower costs for employees.
“Improving health care value is a national security issue,” Congresswoman Spartz said. “I appreciate the work of my colleagues to develop real policy solutions and deliver results on this important issue for all Americans.”
Overview of solutions:
- Improve workers’ ability to control and afford their health care, and improve small business owners’ ability to provide health insurance at a low cost and high value for employees
- Promote innovation and transparency to empower patients and to provide more affordable options
- Lower costs and increase choices by fostering competition and targeting incentives that drive consolidation and limit competition
Click here for a more detailed one-page overview.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy created the 17-member Healthy Future Task Force to develop solutions to modernize the American health care system to lower costs, keep Americans healthy, develop better therapies and cures, and provide Americans with more choices. The Affordability Subcommittee is one of five subcommittees part of the Healthy Future Task Force, which also includes the Treatment Subcommittee, Security Subcommittee, Modernization Subcommittee, and Doctor/Patient Relationship Subcommittee.