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
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