Heck Highlights Businesses Concerns with Health Care Reform Law, Rising Insurance Costs
Hearing witness: more competition, tort reform would bring down costs
WASHINGTON - As the House of Representatives continues to examine the effects of the health care reform law and the impacts it would have on the economy, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today questioned witnesses during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee hearing entitled, “Barriers to Lower Health Care Costs for Workers and Employers.” During a recent district work period, Rep. Heck held a number of roundtable discussions with business owners from around southern Nevada and among their primary concerns were the rising costs of health care and the impacts the health care reform law will have on their business.
A video of Congressman Heck's questioning can be seen by clicking the image below.
"As a physician who has provided medical care and a lawmaker who has heard from concerned small businesses in my district, it is clear that the health care reform law places harmful mandates and costly burdens on the businesses needed to drive our economic recovery," Rep. Heck said.
Rep. Heck has introduced legislation to repeal, repair and replace the healthcare reform law with meaningful, patient-centered reforms that would increase access to care and reduce health care costs.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is expected to make a landmark decision on the health care reform law during the final week of June. Rep. Heck’s Ensuring Quality Health Care for All Americans Act will be among the replacement options should the law, or part of the law, be struck down.