Marshall Announced RSC Health Care Framework for COVID-19 Recovery

April 27, 2020
Press Release

SALINA - U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, serving as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee’s Health Care Task Force, announced today a framework for leading America through the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The framework includes five different recommendations with long-term solutions for the American workforce, federal spending, national security, health care and government reforms. 

As a physician and now a volunteer on the front lines of the pandemic, Rep. Marshall has been focused on strengthening the nation’s health care system in a way that puts patients first, equips health care providers with the supplies they need, and fast-tracks the development of COVID-19 treatments.

“Our health care providers have been at the forefront of this pandemic and will remain a vital part of our country’s ability to reopen and defeat this virus,” said Rep. Marshall. “As a physician I have volunteered my time, working alongside other providers in treating patients with the virus and seeing just how hard our doctors and nurses work every day to help others. As we continue to ask our health care industry to lead this charge, we  cannot allow government bureaucracy and red tape to slow our use of tests and treatment for COVID-19. Unleashing the power and innovation of our nation’s health care system will be instrumental in the long-term health of our nation and the success of our fight against the virus.”

Key Health Care Policy Recommendations : (click here to view a detailed list of policy recommendations)

  • Suspend the requirement that HSAs be tied to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP).
  • Establish a Pharmaceutical Chief Negotiator at the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify and address protectionist measures that could disrupt supply chains or freeload on innovative investments. 
  • Remove regulatory barriers to the production of drugs, pharmaceutical ingredients and medical devices in America to support the onshoring of manufacturing.
  • Further expand the availability of telemedicine services and encourage licensing reciprocity to allow for telemedicine delivery across state lines.

Prior to the outbreak of this virus, Rep. Marshall and other members of the RSC had spent more than a year building a lengthy playbook of commonsense, conservative solutions to solve many of our nation’s toughest problems. Many of those thoughts and ideas have been adapted to meet the needs of the coronavirus outbreak and address immediate threats to our nation’s long-term success. 

Find the complete RSC’s Conservative Framework for Recovery, Accountability & Prosperityhere.  
 

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