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Foxx Visits Prism Medical Products for Business Roundtable

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On Aug. 7, Rep. Virginia Foxx met with executives and employees at Prism Medical Products for a tour and roundtable discussion. Topics of the discussion included Prism’s corporate philosophy, workforce development, and challenges in working with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The parties found common ground on these issues and Foxx offered resources to address remaining challenges. Pri...

Foxx Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax

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WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act by a bipartisan vote of 283 - 132. This legislation permanently repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on the value of medical devices sold domestically. According to the Tax Foundation, the medical device tax cost approximately 21,800 jobs from 2013 to 2015. Although the tax was suspended in calendar years 2016-17 and 2...

Foxx, Walberg Statement on American Health Care Act CBO Report

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, issued the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The report confirms that the AHCA further lowers premiums, reduces the def...

Foxx Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act: "For seven long years, families and small businesses have suffered the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Costs are skyrocketing, choices are diminishing, small businesses are struggling, and jobs are bein...

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs

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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 o...

Health Savings Accounts should not fund elective abortion

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Since 1973, at least 54 million children's lives have been tragically taken by abortion in the United States. It is unconscionable that in America, where we fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we tolerate this systematic extermination of an entire generation of the most vulnerable among us. The majority of Americans recognize this tragedy for what it is, and there is consensus am...

Foxx wants to ‘set the record straight’

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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 t...

Despite health care bill failure, Foxx still determined

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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 2...

H.R. 1313

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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...

Setting the Record Straight: Q&A on Voluntary Employee Wellness Programs

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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 of...

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