Based on the results of the 2022 midterm election, Republicans are the majority party in the United States House of Representatives for the next two years. That means there will be a new Republican Speaker of the House, who is second in line of succession should the President be incapacited.
It is likely any House decisions regarding healthcare will follow the views expressed in the Republican party platform.
Here I list links to posts I wrote last year reviewing key health related positions in the 2016 Republican party platform (the most recent). I suggest you read the entire platform using the link I included. The party leadership has said they intend to update the platform in 2024, the next presidential election year.
These posts are for your information and education and do not imply my agreement or endorsement, as is true of the Democratic positions which I review in another post.
The Republican Party-“Affordable high quality healthcare”
We must recover the traditional patient-physician relationship based on mutual trust, informed consent, and confidentiality. To simplify the system for both patients and providers, we will reduce mandates and enable insurers and providers of care to increase healthcare options and contain costs.Keep reading
Republicans-“Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms”
Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self-defense for the safety of their homes, their loved ones, and their communitiesKeep reading
What Republicans propose about medical research, healthcare workers, the FDA, and veterans
Modern miracles involving genetics, the immune system, cures for deadly diseases, and more are in the research pipeline. This is the consequence of marrying significant investment, both public and private, with the world’s best talent, a formula that has for a century given the American people the world’s best healthcare.Keep reading
The Republican Party’s views on marriage, family, and gender
We affirm the Constitution’s fundamental principles: limited government, separation of powers, individual liberty, and the rule of law. We denounce bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, and religious intolerance.Keep reading
The Republican Party-Addressing Tort Reform, Drug Abuse, and Disabilities
We support state and federal legislation to cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, thereby relieving conscientious providers of burdens that are not rightly theirs and addressing a serious cause of higher medical bills.Keep reading
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM
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2 thoughts on “The Republicans, a new House, and Healthcare in the U.S.”
Looks like we are in for increased chaos as well as backward steps in healthcare and other policies that affect the well-being of the American people. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 48.
The debacle certainly looked chaotic, didn’t it? Let’s hope those who opposed the new speaker have good reasons and will ultimately support measures that move the country forward.