Op-eds and Speeches

What’s in the health-care bill for you? Have a seat over there and wait

March 25, 2010 — Op-eds and Speeches

With the president’s signature still wet on the Senate health care overhaul, people rightly ask, “what will it mean for me?” For many, the answer will likely be found in your paycheck and in the doctor’s waiting room.As a heart surgeon, I saw a wide range of new health care mandates from Washington, all of which affected care in some way. However, all of those ...

What’s in the Bill — Read it and Weep

March 19, 2010 — Op-eds and Speeches

Three weeks ago, at the White House Health Care Summit, President Barack Obama gave Congress six weeks to consider his proposal and chart a course forward. The Democrats are now using every dirty and undemocratic trick in the book to ram this health care bill through Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats have even decided that they will "deem" the ...

Democrats Should Shelve New Taxes and Work With GOP on Alternatives

January 20, 2010 — Op-eds and Speeches

While the White House keeps changing their job-calculation methods in a desperate effort to claim their so-called stimulus bill is working, Americans are still asking: Where are the jobs? Facts are facts. Last year, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats spent nearly $1 trillion we don’t have on a misguided, wasteful and ineffective stimulus package. At the time, ...

If Stimulus Bill is Working, Where Have the Jobs?

August 19, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

At the six month anniversary of President Barack Obama's signature “achievement” — the $787 billion stimulus measure — it's important to separate economic fact from fiction. While persuading Democratic lawmakers to pass the massive spending bill without ...

Davis: Put health-care reform on hold

August 04, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

In this column, U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, says Congress needs to slow down on health-care reform because current proposals are greatly flawed. Following is the full text of that column.On July 31st, the House of Representatives adjourned for the August district work period without voting on H.R. 3200, the so-called America’s “Affordable” Health Choices Act. ...

TARP shortchanges small business as banks hoard cash and don’t loan

June 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

On Oct. 3, 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was signed into law. At $700 billion, this bank bailout was unprecedented. Perhaps more striking at the time, however, was the complete lack of meaningful guidelines, measurable benchmarks, and strings attached to the bailout money. In essence, the only restriction placed on the secretary of the Treasury was that he had to spend the ...

Free trade could help lift us out of current economic mire

June 25, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

As lawmakers continue to debate solutions to revive our ailing economy, a pillar of recovery that must not be forgotten is the vital role free trade plays in growing our economy and creating jobs.  With unemployment numbers continuing to rise, there is no better time than now to affirm our nation’s commitment to stimulating our economy by opening ...

Beware of Democratic health care ‘reform’

June 21, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Health coverage today is out of reach for too many Americanfamilies. Approximately 182 million Americans currently receive some form ofemployer-sponsored health coverage. With so many people's health care at stake,Congress should ensure that any changes to our health care system do not jeopardizecoverage for those who already have medical coverage. 

Camp: Make Health Care Affordable

June 17, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

Americans want, deserve and demand health care reform.Wednesday, I and my Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives are unveiling common sense health care reforms that focus on increasing the affordability, accessibility and availability of quality health care.Our plan will lower costs, make health care more convenient for patients and improve quality at a price our ...

Boustany: Reform Lacks Transparency, Bipartisanship

June 11, 2009 — Op-eds and Speeches

As Washington debates health reform, many politicians seem to have forgotten what the whole debate is about — patients being able to get good care from their doctors at a reasonable price.Too often, people are denied access to the doctor of their choice, especially as fewer and fewer ...