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Fixing Surprise Medical Billing

April 13, 2019
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Fixing Surprise Medical Billing

As I travel across the district, I often hear about the high and rising cost of health care. The issue of surprise medical billing has rapidly risen to the forefront of peoples’ worries when it comes to health care. The HELP Subcommittee, where as serve as the Republican leader, recently held a hearing to examine this issue. Unexpected medical bills cause a significant amount of financial stress for workers and families, many of whom may not have the funds set aside for this unforeseen expense.

Expanding Affordable Health Care Options

Continuing my efforts to work on solutions to lower health care costs, this week I introduced the Association Health Plans Act of 2019. Association health plans level the playing field and allow small businesses to provide their employees with competitive, high-quality health care plans on par with those offered by unions and large corporations. Providing more health care options for small businesses is essential to expanding affordable coverage for America’s workers.

Promoting Great Lakes Stewardship

Tim Walberg Great Lakes

Along with Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), I reintroduced the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Act to promote conservation efforts throughout the Great Lakes region. Here in Michigan, we have seen positive results through Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) – which just celebrated verification of its 5,000th farm – in advancing responsible environmental stewardship of our land and water. Expanding this successful conservation program throughout the region will go a long way to preserve Lake Erie and the entire Great Lakes ecosystem for future generations to enjoy.

Addressing College Affordability

This week, the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing with Secretary DeVos, and I had the opportunity to highlight solutions to make the cost of college more affordable and accessible for low-income families. One of the items we discussed was my bipartisan legislation to simplify and improve the FAFSA process for students and families who are applying for financial aid. Click here to watch my questions.

Hearing From You

Thank you to the constituents who attended my recent coffee hours in Frenchtown Township and Manchester. During the events, we discussed preserving the Great Lakes, protecting Social Security, promoting skilled trade opportunities, and other important issues that matter to individuals and families in our communities.

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