Sen. David Vitter Pushing For Better Health Care And Repeal Of Obamacare In Series Of Bills
This week, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter is introducing three bills he believes will make healthcare more affordable and more accessible.
Arguably Vitter's biggest legislative push will be a bill that he is cosponsoring with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) - a full repeal of the entire Obama health care bill today.
“In the three years since Obamacare was signed into law, we’ve seen skyrocketing health care costs that raise taxes and premiums, cuts to Medicare by over half a trillion dollars to pay for a brand new government entitlement program, and harm to the economy and American workers by reducing jobs and hours because of the law’s added costs and mandates,” Vitter said. “Instead of waiting until costs become completely unbearable, it makes sense to flat out repeal Obamacare. Then we should start making smaller, more-targeted reforms to our health care system that actually reduce costs and ensure access and choice.”
In two other bills, Vitter is coauthoring legislation that would expand access to breast cancer screenings and stop anti-competitive "pay-for-delay" deals from dealying generic drugs to the market.
The Mobile Mammography Promotion Act - cosponsored by Vitter and sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) - seeks to expand access to mobile mammography services by eliminating the fuel excise tax to help provide on-site mammograms to women in both urban and rural areas that may not currently receive breast cancer screenings and preventive care.
The FAIR Generics Act - a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Vitter and sponsored by Minnesota Senator Al Franken - seeks to lower the price of prescription drugs by and make high-quality, lower-priced generic prescription medications available to consumers sooner by stopping the practice of “pay for delay” deals from keeping generic drugs off the market longer than they could.