The New Democrat Coalition's Vision for Supporting Innovation in Our Nation's Health Care System (Released December 2011):
As New Democrats, we are committed to the successful implementation of health care reforms that will expand access to and affordability of coverage, improve quality and delivery of care and slow the rate of growth in health care spending. While much progress has been made in these areas, we believe that numerous opportunities and challenges remain. The following principles will serve as a foundation for a strategic direction for the Coalition on health care policy.
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The New Democrat Coalition Members, including several Members on the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, spoke out after the health care bill was pulled from the House Floor last week. Reps. Suzan DelBene, Ron Kind, and Terri Sewell sit on the Ways and Means Committee and Reps. Tony Cardenas, Eliot Engel, Scott Peters, and Kurt Schrader sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
The New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) released the following statement on the health care bill that was pulled from the House Floor today:
The New Democrat Coalition Members, including several Members on the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, spoke out against the fiscally irresponsible GOP American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill. Reps. Suzan DelBene, Ron Kind, and Terri Sewell sit on the Ways and Means Committee and Reps. Tony Cardenas, Eliot Engel, Scott Peters, and Kurt Schrader sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Co-Chairs: Representative Kurt Schrader, Ami Bera, and Ann McLane Kuster
The Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Task Force will work on policies to improve our healthcare system that reduce costs, increase choices for consumers, streamline regulations, reduce burdens for small businesses, and encourage more participation.
Instead, New Democrat Coalition Members are committed to bipartisan cooperation to improve the ACA.
Today, 30 New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to Speaker Ryan strongly opposing his plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Access to lifesaving health care is not a partisan issue, and any improvements to the ACA will only occur through bipartisan cooperation.
Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, which dedicates more than $6 billion for new investments for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants to combat opioid abuse, and improvements to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This bipartisan bill, which passed the House with an overwhelming majority of support from New Dems, will implement key priorities that will help make a difference in the life of every American.
Washington, DC – Today, the New Democrat Coalition released an update of the American Prosperity Agenda: Winning the Future. The agenda, originally released in March 2015, details the work New Dem Members have done to advance legislation that will help hardworking Americans succeed in a 21st century economy.
Washington, DC – Last week New Dem Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07) and Scott Peters (CA-52) praised the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent decision to begin accelerating applications for generic drugs.
Washington, DC – This month, Rep. Ami Bera and Rep. Scott Peters led nearly 30 New Dems in sending a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging it to take key steps to help reduce drug prices. Rep. Bera and Rep. Peters released the following statements: