“As your representative, I am committed to ensuring all Tennesseans have access to affordable care. Obamacare is broken, and has left too many Americans without the care they need at an affordable price, and it is our job in Congress to provide solutions. I am focused on working with my colleagues to come up with market based reforms that take control away from bureaucrats and gives it back to patients and physicians.” – Congressman David Kustoff
Repealing and Replacing Obamacare:
- Obamacare is broken – Under Obamacare, choices have diminished, even disappeared, in states across the country.
- On May 4, 2017, I voted for the American Health Care Act to repair the damage Obamacare inflicted on this nation. This bill would deliver relief from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates that have hurt job creators, increased premiums and limited options for patients and health care providers. It takes control of health care from Washington and returns it back to the states and restores the free market so Americans can access quality, affordable health care options that are tailored to their needs. We must provide the freedom and flexibility that states, job creators and health care providers need to deliver care for the American people.
- I have cosponsored a number of other pieces of legislation that would offer greater options for patients, repeal burdensome taxes on medical innovators in Tennessee, eliminate bureaucratic overreach and expand research opportunities in childhood cancer.
Supporting Rural Health:
- I lead a bipartisan letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging her to reconsider proposed rate changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Slashing the payment rate for these drugs would put low-income and rural patient access to healthcare at risk by directly reducing revenue to safety net hospitals whose missions are to provide care to all in their communities regardless of their abilities to pay for services. I will always fight to keep our hospitals open and make sure Tennesseans can access the care they need without driving to Nashville.
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Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2018 – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today introduced H.R. 6554, the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act to combat the rampant national opioid epidemic.
The STEER Act is a bipartisan, bicameral bill, which requires official registration with the Attorney General for any person in possession of a tableting or encapsulating machine, also known as pill presses, to prevent the use of these machines to create and distribute narcotics.