Healthcare

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.

Click here to read the New Democrat Coalition's Principles for Innovation in Our Nation's Health Care System.

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Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Today, 52 New Democrat Coalition Members signed on to a letter calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to lead in a bipartisan manner to stabilize and improve the individual health insurance market while protecting the Affordable Care Act. This follows the set of proposals, endorsed by the New Democrat Coalition, targeted at stabilizing health insurance markets and bringing down the cost of healthcare for all Americans.  

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, a group of 10 House Democrats, led by the New Democrat Coalition Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Task Force, released a set of proposals targeted at stabilizing health insurance markets and bringing down the cost of healthcare for all Americans.

Jun 12, 2017 Press Release

Today, New Dem Members Reps. Scott Peters, Kathleen Rice, Susan Davis, and Don Beyer met with National Institute of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, doctors, researchers, and patients and toured several research labs including National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

May 5, 2017 Press Release

The New Democrat Coalition Members, including several Members on the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees, spoke out against the health care bill House Republicans passed that is dead on arrival in the Senate. 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.

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Today, New Democrat Coalition Members Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) and Rep. André Carson (IN-07) led a letter to the Committee on Appropriations requesting increased funding for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) research into diseases that affect millions of Americans. Specifically, the letter calls for funding of at least $2 billion above the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 enacted level for NIH.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

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.

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

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: 

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

 

Feb 2, 2017 Page

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.

View more on the New Democrat Coalition's work on health care.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

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.