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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Health Care

As a sitting Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, I am at the forefront of debates surrounding health care policy. People across western and central Wisconsin have shared with me for years their concerns with our current health care system. Our economy continues to suffer as Wisconsin families fall further into debt due to rising health care costs. Comprehensive health care reform could not wait and I was glad to help shape and support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.  As part of health care reform, I was committed to making sure that we fixed what’s broken in the health care system and strengthened what’s working. For 46 years, Medicare has provided critical health care and financial stability for seniors and people with disabilities – and it’s working for seniors in western Wisconsin.

Legislative Successes:

  • Part of the health care reform bill included provisions from legislation I authored. The provisions move the Medicare system from one that pays for the quantity of services provided to one that is quality-based and addresses the long-term sustainability of the program.

 

  • This year, I partnered with Chairman Ryan to include access to Medicare data for Qualified Entities in the SGR repeal and replace bill that was signed into law.

 

  • This Congress, I introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve the health and lives of our children, our families, and our seniors.

 

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More on Health Care

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Kind, Walorski, Peters, and Hudson Introduce Bill to Lower Cost of Life-Saving Medical Devices for American Patients

April 9, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind and Ways and Means Committee Pass Bill to Lower Drug Costs for Wisconsin Families and Increase Transparency

Drug pricing transparency bill now moves to House floor for consideration and final passage

April 8, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Kind, Kelly, Doyle, and Guthrie Introduce Bill to Expand Access to High-Quality Medicare Advantage Plans for Older Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), introduced the bipartisan Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act, which would reward high-performing Medicare Advantage health plans and lower premiums for American seniors.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bill to Expand Access to High-Quality Medicare Advantage Plans for Wisconsin Seniors

La Crosse - Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind introduced the bipartisan Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act, which would reward high-performing Medicare Advantage health plans and lower premiums for Wisconsin seniors.  The bill was introduced with Reps. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY).

April 5, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Meets with Wisconsinites with Pre-Existing Conditions to Discuss What’s at Stake

Trump Administration and Justice Department are putting pressure on the courts to dismantle Affordable Care Act, threatening access to care and patient protections

April 3, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Votes to Defend Wisconsinites’ Health Care

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s participation in the Texas v. U.S. health care lawsuit seeking to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions and the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, and calling on the Department of Justice - as Wisconsin just did - to reverse its position in the case.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Announces $4.3 Million Grant to Arcadia to Protect Businesses from Flooding

Arcadia – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that the city of Arcadia received a $4.3 million grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to improve stormwater management infrastructure and prevent flooding to commercial areas.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Kind, Meng, Walorski, and LaHood Introduce Bill to Lower Health Care Costs

 

March 27, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Supports Bill to Protect Wisconsinites with Pre-Existing Conditions and Make Health Care More Affordable

Bill introduced as Trump Administration pressures courts to dismantle Affordable Care Act

March 13, 2019 Press Release

Reps. Kind, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Costs for Fitness and Health Expenses for Families

Wisconsin – Today, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, a bipartisan bill that will make it more affordable for people to invest in their health by allowing them to use pre-tax benefits to help cover the cost of preventative fitness expenditures.