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The Ways & Means Committee today approved 10 bills aimed at strengthening the Medicare program. This includes the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, legislation that repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which repeals the medical device tax.

“As I travel around Ohio’s 16th District, I consistently hear the same message: the government is inserting itself into personal health care decisions,” said Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16). “Doctors should be calling the shots, not federal bureaucrats. I was pleased to support this commonsense legislation that not only strengthens the Medicare program, but makes it more transparent and accountable to the seniors it serves. I thank Chairman Ryan for his leadership, and I look forward to working with the Committee toward real health care solutions that put patients first.”

Below is the legislation that was approved during today’s markup:

  • H.R. 160, Protect Medical Innovation Act
  • H.R. 1190, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act
  • S. 984, Steve Gleason Act
  • S. 971, Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act
  • H.R. 2580, LTCH Technical Correction Act
  • H.R. 2505, Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act
  • H.R. 2506, Seniors’ Health Care Plan Protection Act
  • H.R. 2507, Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act
  • H.R. 2579, Securing Care for Seniors Act
  • H.R. 2581, Preservation of Access for Seniors in Medicare Advantage Act

The Renacci Report

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