Congresswoman Van Duyne knows firsthand the real impacts our current broken healthcare system can have on families.
"The main concern I hear from Texans is the price of coverage is only going up, families have less access to options, and a decrease in quality. It is for those reasons why she opposes the Affordable Care Act.
Congress needs to be focused on expanding health insurance options to lower costs, have more personalized coverage and put patients in direct relationships with physicians. We must ensure we protect people with pre-existing conditions and continue to allow kids to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are 26.
In order to lower costs and keep people away from the crushing financial burden of the individual market we must open the marketplace and increase competition. A one size fits all approach is not the right way to give the American people healthcare options. Rest assured, I will keep your thoughts in mind as legislation pertaining to healthcare comes before the House of Representatives."
Healthy Futures Task Force
Rep. Van Duyne was selected by Leader McCarthy for the Healthy Future Task Force, led by Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Devin Nunes (CA-22). The Task Force will build on Republican health policy successes and craft a patient-focused agenda for the future.
"The rising cost of healthcare has put a strain on American families from all demographics. Our country desperately needs pragmatic legislation to reduce costs, facilitate long-term saving, and revamp our broken healthcare system. I am proud to introduce these innovative and prudent bills with the hope that my colleagues can see across party lines to adequately address the failures within today's healthcare system."
Child Health Savings Account Act
The Child Health Savings Account Act establishes a Child Health Savings Account with an annual contribution limit of $3,000. Much like your ability to save for your child's future education through a 529 Plan, you will now be able to set aside money to grow tax-free for your child's future health expenses. The Child Health Savings Account will act as a trust in the parent's name until the child turns 18, at which point they will take ownership over the HSA.
Family Plus Health Care Act
The Family Plus Health Care Act would add flexibility by requiring health insurers that offer dependent coverage of children now provide an option to include non-dependent parents on their child’s health care plan until the parent(s) is eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.
Health Savings Freedom Act
The Health Savings Freedom Act expands and improves on the success of HSA’s by doing the following:
- Increase the contribution limit for individuals to $6,000 and families to $16,000 – Matching the average amount employers remove from employees’ paychecks to pay for health benefits.
- Removes the HSA requirement for a high deductible health plan.
- Adds the ability to pay for over the counter and prescription medicines with an HSA
- Adds the ability to pay for long-term parental care for non-dependent parents with an HSA.
- Allow HSA distributions to be used to pay for health insurance.