|I had an opportunity this week to speak at the American Association for Homecare Legislative Conference. I discussed legislation I have supported and sponsored that helps Medicare patients who are in need of medical equipment like wheelchairs, oxygen equipment or hospital beds. Specifically, I spoke about my legislation, H.R. 5045 called “the Preserving Access to Modern Prosthetic Limbs Act of 2016.” This legislation freezes a proposal that would otherwise stifle access to life-changing medical devices needed by Medicare recipients– including veterans and senior citizens.
As a member of the House GOP Doctor’s Caucus, I also attended a meeting this week on legislation that members have been drafting to repeal and replace Obamacare. While there have been many different bills aiming to do this, members of this caucus – all with health backgrounds and experience working in the medical field– have been committed to working on one, comprehensive bill that will overhaul Obamacare and replace it with an alternative that is patient-centered and truly affordable.
To conclude my week, I held a 2-hour Town Hall with Second District constituents in Holly Springs. It was a great way to update folks on my legislative work, my record of success and to take questions directly from audience members. Please scroll down to learn more about the discussion we had.