Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Health Care

stethoscope on a clipboard

As the husband of a nurse practitioner, I know full well the need for quality care and access to our health care system. The cost of providing and accessing quality health care is skyrocketing, and patients are the ones bearing the brunt of these costs in the form of higher premiums, increased co-pays, and greater prescription drug costs. The health care problems facing our nation today are the result of more than 50 years of ineffective public policy, business practices, and other contributing factors.

I believe reforms to the system must be implemented correctly and thoughtfully, based on effective solutions that represent the best of our health care system: maintaining strong doctor-patient relationships, the opportunity for Americans to have a voice in the way their care is administered, access the best and most effective technology, treatment, and cutting-edge therapies, and leading the world in research and development.

More on Health Care

24 Jan Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today highlighted the personal stories of Pennsylvania families struggling under the Affordable Care Act in a...
12 Jan Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today offered a measure that protects seniors’ access to Medicare in a House budget resolution that repeals the...
08 Dec Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R/PA-7) today wrote the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking information on the department’s ratings of VA medical...
03 Aug Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Patrick Meehan (R-PA.), Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) recently sent a letter to the director of the Agency for...
14 Jul Press Release
WASHINGTON – Four bills authored by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) are on their way to the President’s desk for his signature today after all received broad...
08 Jul Press Release
*** John Thomas Decker Act Spotlights Dangers to Youth Athletes *** *** Authorizes Veterans Treatment Courts in Permanent Law *** *** Bill to Prevent...
07 Jul Press Release
Congressmen Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) today announced they would soon introduce legislation that authorizes the Department of Defense to...
17 May Press Release
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) to a joint House-Senate conference committee to resolve differences in legislation...
13 May Press Release
The House of Representatives this week approved legislation that codifies federal support for veterans’ treatment courts, specialized court systems that help...
11 May Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved H.R., 4969, the John Thomas Decker Act, legislation that will help prevent young athletes...

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