Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) announces today that he is cosponsoring four separate, stand alone bills related to addressing specific issues of healthcare reform.

During all this debate over government-run healthcare, common sense reform is getting left out of the discussion, said Poe. There are things that Congress can do right now to address specific problems Americans are faced with when it comes to healthcare coverage and affordability. We need to fix what is broken first, rather than throw it all out and let the government take over with one massive 2,000 page bill.

Congressman Poe is cosponsoring the following legislation:

  • H.R. 3887 would allow young adults to stay on their parents insurance until the age of 25. The bill would cover both students and young adults who are new to the workforce. Since many of our nations uninsured are young adults, this bill will help to cut down the number of uninsured in our health care system.
  • H.R. 3217, the Healthcare Choice Act of 2009, will make it easier to sell health insurance across state lines. This will encourage greater competition among insurance companies, and provide consumers across the country greater choice for their health insurance provider. These new choices will lead to lower prices and expanded access.
  • H.R. 2607 will allow small businesses to band together to purchase insurance at a group rate. Usually, a large group rate is significantly lower than a small business or individual rate for health insurance.
  • H.R. 2785 would work to reduce the large amount of repetitive and burdensome paperwork in our health care system. By reducing unnecessary paperwork, we will be able to lower health care costs for both individuals and businesses.

To read more on Congressman Poes stance on healthcare reform, please visit our website: http://poe.house.gov.