We need to ensure healthcare is accessible and affordable while also protecting those with pre-existing conditions. However, we cannot bankrupt our country while doing so. We need to continue to explore practical ways to reduce the cost of healthcare. I’m proud to support legislation that seek this end by lowering the cost of prescription drugs. In addition, we need to increase insurance competition by allowing consumers to do things like purchase insurance across state lines.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday introduced the Reviewing Urban and Rural Adjustments to Level Hospital Expenses and Lopsided Payments Act of 2020, otherwise known as the RURAL HELP Act with original co-sponsors Congressman GT Thompson (R-PA), Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA), Congressman Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), and Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR).
Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), testified on July 7 at a Congress briefing titled, “Plastic Production, Pollution and Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Life-Threatening Impact of Single-Use Plastic on Human Health.” Radoszewski refuted attacks on a material and an industry that have played a critical role in the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus.
Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recognized UPMC Williamsport Dr. Rutul Dalal last week as a “PA-12 COVID-19 Hero” for his efforts in community engagement, sharing information, and frontline work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Dalal has reassured the communities of central and northeastern Pennsylvania about healthcare surge capacity and testing capacity while providing useful information on COVID-19 preventative measures.
Republicans on the Select Subcommittee for Coronavirus Crisis received a briefing on Monday regarding the ongoing investigation of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine's guidance regarding nursing home admissions early in the COVID-19 crisis.
The edicts required nursing homes to accept new residents regardless of whether or not they tested positive for COVID-19 as long as they qualified otherwise, which likely caused or severely worsened the outbreaks that have aggressively spread through care facilities.
Today, members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation made the following statement following a briefing conducted for their offices by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office:
WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation, including Congressman GT Thompson, Congressman Mike Kelly, Congressman Scott Perry, Congressman Lloyd Smucker, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, Congressman Dan Meuser, Congressman John Joyce, and Congressman Fred Keller, made the following statement following a briefing conducted for their offices by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) this week joined a letter with House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Republicans and the Republican members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro asking for a formal review of the impact of Gov. Tom Wolf’s and Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s deadly nursing home COVID-19 policy.