Contact: Kelly Broadway, 202-808-8853
Washington, D.C. – The following statement on this morning’s Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee hearing, “Health Care Spending in the United States: Unsustainable for Patients, Employers, and Taxpayers,” should be attributed to Joel White, President of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage.
“The United States is suffering from a health care affordability crisis. Unfortunately, the solutions from policymakers too often focus on more subsidies that shift costs, rather than lower them. Or they want more government – more regulations that force more Americans into government-run health care, where costs are higher, choices are few, and access to doctors and drugs is worse than in private coverage.
Congress must take steps to implement meaningful policies that will create real change, including protecting employers of all sizes’ ability to provide health coverage to their employees, promoting value-based care, and increasing access to providers through technology.
It is time someone in Congress stands up to protect Americans from further government creep into their healthcare.”