As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket and choices diminish, it is clear our nation’s healthcare system is failing the American people. We must restore competition in the marketplace, expand access to high-quality care and end the one-size-fits-all approach taken in recent years.
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In Congress, we are tasked with serving the interests of diverse demographics within our congressional districts. The fastest growing demographic within many of our constituencies is Americans over 65. Today the life expectancy rate in our nation is at a historic high – an amazing achievement in our history. This means we must take steps now to ensure older Americans have access to quality, timely services which allow them to live and thrive in their own homes for as long as possible. The newly-passed Dignity in Aging Act (H.R.
Today the House of Representatives passed the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019 (H.R. 4334), which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) - key legislation governing the organization and delivery of critical services for senior citizens throughout the nation.
The House of Representatives is back in session following a productive district work period. Throughout the month of August, I traveled across the 1st District to 15 different counties in Central, Southern, and Western Kentucky. During my travels I met with local government officials, business leaders, farmers and other community members. These visits allow me to hear from constituents and share what they can expect from Washington as we head into Fall.
This April, I spent the two-week district work period in several counties throughout the 1st District. We’re off to a busy start in Washington this year, and district work periods afford me the important opportunity to hear about how Washington can better serve our citizens. As I travel throughout the district, I am reminded of the important perspectives of those in Western and Central Kentucky which help shape policy in agriculture, healthcare, energy, education and so much more.
WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) honored Wendy Davis-Wilson, Jeff and Benita Davis and Brooke Kelly of Carlisle County, Kentucky for their efforts to aid and promote adoption during a speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives Thursday morning.
Does this bill protect people with pre-existing conditions? – YES
The AHCA keeps protections for pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies will not be allowed to deny or limit coverage based on a pre-existing condition. All of these current protections will remain the law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act:
“Today, I voted to repeal and replace Obamacare with a health care bill that ends Washington’s failed one-size-fits-all approach to health care, which has left Americans paying more every year for fewer options and with less access to care.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Comer had the opportunity to ride on Air Force One with President Trump yesterday to and from Louisville.
The congressman spoke at length with the president about health care in the first district. The president mentioned Congressman Comer's name twice during his nationally televised speech last night.
This morning, in a Republican congressional meeting with all 241 GOP members, President Trump referenced Congressman Comer several times during his closing arguments with the undecided members on the health care bill.