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With my Republican colleagues, I remain committed to replacing ObamaCare with patient-centered health care that works for the American people. 

That is why I supported the American Health Care Act, a comprehensive replacement of ObamaCare that delivered relief from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates that have hurt job creators, increased premiums, and limited options for patients and health care providers.  The bill returns control of health care from Washington back to the states and restores the free market so Americans can access quality, affordable health care options that are tailored to their needs.

Furthermore, I voted for H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.   This bill provides relief from expensive medical bills by expanding the medical expense deduction.  H.R. 1 also frees patients from ObamaCare’s individual mandate penalty – allowing the flexibility to buy the health care that’s right for them if they choose. 
 
However, my support for affordable health care options is not limited to replacing Obamacare.  I support a wide range of reforms to the health care system.  This includes legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions while bringing down costs and expanding choices for families, end medical malpractice lawsuits that drive up the cost of health care, and restore competition through association health plans for small businesses.  

I supported the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018 (S. 292) to support the collection of donated biospecimens to advance both research on and treatments for pediatric cancer.  I strongly supported the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017 (S. 204) to improve access to experimental treatments for patients with terminal diseases or conditions.  I also supported the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 3922) to fund important programs like the state Children’s Health Insurance Program, community health centers, and other important public health priorities.

Furthermore, I am an original cosponsor of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Treatment and Recovery (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.  This bipartisan bill serves as a fundamental step in preventing the scourge of opioids from taking more American lives.  The legislation will help in the overall efforts to advance treatment and recovery initiatives, improve prevention, protect our communities, and bolster our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. 
 
Legislation pertaining to Health Care sponsored or co-sponsored by Rep. Foxx in the 115th Congress:
H.R. 6:  Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act
H.R. 1101: The Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

If you would like any more information about this or any other issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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