I remain firmly opposed to Obamacare, and I support replacing the failed law with a patient-centered health care system that isn't run by the federal government. The focus should be on actually lowering costs for American families and getting the federal government out of the way. I was proud to introduce and champion H.R. 596, a bill that would repeal Obamacare in its entirety. My bill passed the House on February 3, 2015.
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For too long, a problem of epic proportion has been growing outside of the headlines in the United States: the opioid epidemic. The reality is that we can no longer wait to take action. Drug overdose is now a leading cause of death in the United Sates. One hundred seventy-five Americans are dying every day from this crisis. From big cities to small towns, the opioid epidemic has hit our communities hard.
During a meeting of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the challenges facing Alabama’s rural hospitals and secured a pledge from Secretary Azar to help address the issue.
Rep. Bradley Byrne visits Atmore Community Hospital Tuesday to address challenges rural hospitals face.
Byrne says one of the most serious issues facing Alabama is the closure of rural hospitals and the Medicare Wage Index.
Since 2011, eleven hospitals closed in Alabama, and another dozen are in danger of closing in the next 2 years.
He says one of the big issues driving the problem is that Alabama has the lowest Medicare reimbursement rate in the country.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. 292, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018.
As a father of four, it is difficult to even contemplate a child’s life being cut short due to cancer or another terminal illness. As Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, once stated, “no child should die in the dawn of life.” This powerful statement rang true recently when I met the mother of William the Warrior.
These are positive times for many Alabamians. Our unemployment rate is at an all-time low, major manufacturers continue to locate in our state, and the national championship trophy is back in the state where it belongs.
Despite the momentum, our state is certainly not free from challenges. One of the most serious issues facing Alabama hardly ever receives the attention it deserves. I’m talking about the closure of rural hospitals throughout our state.
Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Martha Roby (R-AL), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R. 195, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, a funding bill to prevent a government shutdown and provide a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as All Kids in Alabama.
Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.
2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.
As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.
2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in favor of legislation to reauthorize and fund important public health programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Community Health Centers Fund.
Congressman Byrne said: “I have seen the success of these important public health programs firsthand, and I am pleased the House has acted to ensure they continue.