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I must return to nurse duties. I shall update MT training late late.
Thanks for following.
The reaction to the State of the Union speech last night was the most muted I've ever seen. I think it's because folks know that bipartisan symbols and pretty speeches are nice, but what really matters to Louisianians is the follow-through.
What we need from the president is a major policy shift, not just new rhetoric. One major policy I'm starting with is repealing Obamacare.
This week, I introduced a bill to fully repeal Obamacare, because I believe it is unconstitutional, raises taxes and premiums, cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars, and puts government bureaucrats between patients and their doctors. Instead of this big-government approach, we need the targeted, common-sense reforms I've laid out with others to dramatically reduce costs and make health services more accessible.
Improving Access to Health Care
We could expand access to breast cancer screenings immediately by eliminating the motor fuel excise tax for mobile mammography services that provide on-site mammograms to women in areas that may not currently receive screenings and preventive care. As someone whose family has suffered a loss due to breast cancer, I believe prevention and early detection are incredibly important.
Lowering Cost of Health Care
Additionally, I've committed to cosponsor legislation to provide for prescription drug reform and allow for the reimportation of safe prescription medicines. This has been a top priority of mine since arriving in the U.S. Senate. In 2009, I forced the U.S. Senate to include a provision in the Department of Homeland Security funding bill that would allow Americans to purchase safe, cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and over the Internet.
Our legislation will include new requirements to existing law to promote the safety of domestic and imported medicines including requirements to fight counterfeiting and the use of tamper-proof packaging.
Click here to view a recent interview about repealing Obamacare
I'll continue to fight to repeal Obamacare while promoting common-sense reforms to dramatically reduce costs and make health services more accessible.
United States Senator
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