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  • Rooney, Welch introduce bill to provide transparency to drug prices for seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Drug Price Transparency Act to lower prescription medication prices for seniors. Congressman Rooney stated, “Skyrocketing drug prices are an unacceptable burden for our senior citizens. Americans pay much more for prescription drugs than seniors in other developed countries. In fact, beneficiaries of Medicare Parts B and D are often unfairly burdened for 20% of the cost of some of their most ex... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the President’s plan to lower drug prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the President’s plan to lower drug prices Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the administration’s plan to lower prescription drug prices. Congressman Rooney stated, “Prescription drug prices continue to skyrocket. According to the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, prescription drug spending per capita has risen from $90 in 1965 to over $1,000 in 2016, and is an unacceptable burden to place upon our senior... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Co-Sponsors CREATES Act to Lower Cost and Increase Availability of Prescription Drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney co-sponsored H.R. 2212, the CREATES Act, which would promote drug price competition by making it easier for medicines whose patents have expired to be sold as less expensive generic versions. It would remove barriers to competition by stopping delays between a drug’s going off-patent and the date when competitor products can enter the market. Congressman Rooney stated, “I stand with patients in their fight for affordable prescription pricing. For far t... Read more

  • Keep The Government Out Of Home Health Care
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    If people want to receive health care services in the comfort of their own homes, they should not be punished for their decision. Unfortunately, due to an Obama Administration regulation, seniors and disabled persons are penalized for choosing to receive home health care services. This is yet another overreaching government intrusion into peoples’ lives that needs to be reversed immediately. The Obama regulation placed an unfair burden on seniors and disabled persons in order to appease labor un... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Fights for Right to Home Health-Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, along with ten Florida Congressional colleagues, has sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, that fights for elderly and disabled persons to have the right to receive health-care services in their own homes.” Congressman Rooney stated, “This letter is about fighting for individuals to receive care in the comfort of their own home, instead of in an impersonal and unfamiliar setting. An individual that is elderly or disabled, and ch... Read more

  • AHCA's Medicaid Reform Empowers Governors
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Much of the public discussion about health care and health insurance reform abounds with misinformation. Medicaid, in particular, has become a political tool, with daily posts and articles about reforms to the program that distort the record for political gain. But there is little mention of the need to empower governors to take ownership of the program. The Medicaid portion of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is about empowering governors, which is consistent with the 9th and 10th Amendments... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “Yes” on Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “Yes” on Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. “Repealing and replacing the failing and unsustainable social experiment of Obamacare is a necessity for Southwest Floridians that have seen choices dwindling and premiums skyrocketing. Currently, one-third of U.S. counties and almost half of all counties in Florida, including Collier an... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney: Time to Repeal, Replace Obamacare
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) The recent election proves that America wants change. The American people have spoken up loudly and clearly that Obamacare must go. As Congress moves to repeal it, we must ensure that no one is blindsided or left without coverage. This should not be a return to pre-Obamacare status quos; but rather a new approach that puts you – the patient – first, and brings choice and competition to health insurance. Patients, doctors, and businesses have been dealing with t... Read more