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  • Preserving Employee Wellness Programs
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    From the start of the new Congress and new administration, reining in the regulatory state has been a leading priority — and for good reason. In recent years, the American people have endured an unprecedented regulatory onslaught. Determined to advance an extreme liberal agenda, unelected bureaucrats of the Obama administration came up with new regulatory schemes impacting virtually every aspect of American life. They sure were busy. During President Obama’s final year in office, there were 18 n... Read more

  • Foxx wants to ‘set the record straight’
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    To the Editor, It’s a shame the Mount Airy News did not contact me before running their editorial “Foxx proposal a big step toward genetic profiling” because it’s filled with false and misleading information. Voluntary employee wellness plans have existed for decades and are currently available to tens of millions of Americans. The Affordable Care Act, authored by Democrats, includes a provision that encourages greater use of these innovative wellness plans. However, steps taken by the Equal Emp... Read more

  • Despite health care bill failure, Foxx still determined
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Despite the American Health Care Act being pulled from a House vote twice and seemingly dead, Rep. Virginia Foxx of N.C.’s 5th District remains optimistic about a new health care bill. “We made a promise to deliver the free-market, patient-centered health care reforms the American people deserve, and today’s actions do not change our determination to keep our promise,” Foxx said on Friday, March 24. Foxx remained a strong supporter of the AHCA as concerns regarding the popularity of the legislat... Read more

  • H.R. 1313
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    I believe the Journal’s March 15 editorial “A wrongheaded bill on genetic screening” misrepresents legislation to provide regulatory clarity for voluntary employee wellness plans. A provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) encouraged greater use of these wellness programs. However, steps taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) led to conflicting regulations. Those who want to offer these programs must either follow the ACA guidelines and be in violation of the EEOC rules or... Read more

  • Setting the Record Straight: Q&A on Voluntary Employee Wellness Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Voluntary employee wellness plans have long helped lower health care costs for working families and promote the health and wellbeing of employees. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1313) to provide regulatory clarity so employers can have the certainty they need to continue offering their workers the option of participating in employee wellness programs. Unfortunately, criti... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    For years, Americans across the country have struggled under a government takeover of health care. Because of Obamacare, insurance markets are collapsing, health care costs are soaring and patients’ choices are dwindling. Simply put, the flawed health care law is unsustainable. It is hurting hardworking men and women across the country, and the American people deserve better. That’s why Republicans promised to deliver the health care solutions Americans desperately need. This week, we are making... Read more

  • Foxx Statement on the President's Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress: "Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left count... Read more

  • Foxx Votes to Restore Authority of States to Direct Funds Away from Abortion Providers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Values, Government Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval that blocks an Obama administration regulation forcing states to include abortion providers as recipients of Title X grant distributions. “States have always had the freedom to direct funds away from abortion providers,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “Not only does this regulation ignore the American people's wish that their tax dollars be directed away from abortion providers, it also den... Read more

  • Expensive and unsustainable, Obamacare must go
    Posted in Opinion Editorials on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    In recent years, citizens from North Carolina — including working families, small business owners, and education leaders — have expressed their frustrations and concerns with the 2010 health care law. Working with the new Trump administration, Congress is taking the steps necessary to repeal the failed law and provide a pathway to better, more affordable care. Former President Barack Obama promised Americans affordable care, more choices, and better competition. Instead, many are experiencing do... Read more

  • Foxx says ‘Obamacare’ repeal ahead
    Posted in Virginia Foxx in the News on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx declared a few government programs broken during two appearances in Mount Airy on Tuesday. Foxx, a Republican from Banner Elk, was first elected to a congressional seat in 2004, after a decade in the North Carolina Senate. Surry County has been a part of the district she represents for the majority of her tenure in office. At a Mount Airy Rotary Club lunch, Foxx spoke generally, noting she is happy to have Surry County back in her district. “I complained and complained to... Read more

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