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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James Comer (KY-1) spoke this morning on the floor of the House of Representatives to express his support for the stimulus package under discussion. He noted that while not perfect, the bill helps Americans affected by the coronavirus by putting money into the pockets of workers and families and supporting small businesses. You can watch the speech HERE.
As of late, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread and caused the widespread cancellation of schools and numerous events. It is important that we remain calm, while also taking necessary precautions to prevent spreading germs.
Each year, the YMCA holds its National Advocacy Days when they award the “YMCA Congressional Champion. This year’s recipient was Kentucky Congressman James Comer.
Chad Hart, Hopkins County Family YMCA’s CEO, had the opportunity to present the award to Comer for his leadership in the effort to combat child abuse and neglect through the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
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.