Bucks County Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick joined 43 members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in agreeing to a health care proposal that would stabilize health insurance markets and provide relief to consumers.
“It’s a start,” Fitzpatrick said. “During the August work period, we’ll meet with constituents and stakeholders and return to Congress ready to take action.”
The Republican congressman believes Obamacare is broken and the healthcare conversation in Congress needs to be reset. The Problem Solvers Caucus has been working on a proposal to fix or replace the system with a better one, he said.
The process began with a proposal that would include creating stability funds states can use to reduce premiums and limit losses. This would bring cost-sharing reduction payments under the congressional oversight and appropriations process while ensuring they have mandatory funding and repeal the medical device tax that adds a 2.3% sales tax which is passed on to consumers.
In his announcement this week, the congressman said the Caucus will continue to explore ways to improve patient choice and responsibility while creating positive lower cost incentives for providers and enhancing state flexibility, as well as additional ways to improve patient choice and responsibility to create positive incentives for providers to lower costs.