The Republicans, a new House, and Healthcare in the U.S.

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.

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.

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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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