Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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Health Issues

I know how important healthcare is to you and your families. We are fortunate to live in a country that is home to the most advanced medicines and technologies. 

I spent four years in Romania with my husband where we started a foundation to provide medical supplies to impoverished children. Those years gave me a greater appreciation for the advancements our country has made in healthcare; however, I know our overall healthcare system is not perfect and I’ve heard your concerns.

The President spent his first term in office pushing through an overly burdensome and job-killing health law. I was not a member of Congress when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed, but, now, as your elected official, I will actively fight to repeal this government takeover of our health system because I believe government has no business interfering with our private healthcare decisions.

Not only will this law kill jobs and get in between patients and their doctors, PPACA will stifle medical innovation and places addition taxes on American families.  As Hoosiers, we are proud to be a leader in the medical device industry, with over 300 medical device manufacturers calling our state home. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a provision that imposes a new 2.3% sales tax on medical devices. This debilitating tax will make it harder to companies to hire people in our community and potentially make it harder for our seniors and veterans to access to life-saving medical devices. This is why I have supported the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 523) to repeal this excise tax.

For everyone in my district, and in the great state of Indiana, I want you know I will be working tirelessly to create and implement healthcare reforms that will improve access to quality healthcare, reduce costs, and remove burdensome government regulations. This is why I need your help in addressing our country’s healthcare issues. Please contact me so we can work together to bring forth real solutions.

More on Health Issues

Mar 13, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) testified today before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding legislation she authored called the Advantage of Medicare Advantage for Minorities and Low-Income Seniors Act of 2014 (H.R. 4211). This legislation would require the Government Accountability Office to study the number of minority and low-income seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage, and to assess the impacts of cuts to the program resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today applauded the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019), a bill she co-sponsored. This bill would redirect $126 million in federal funding for presidential campaigns and conventions to pediatric medical research. 

Feb 10, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement after the Administration's announcement that the employer mandate in Obamacare will be delayed for a second year, meaning employers with less than 100 employees will not have to provide health insurance in 2015:

"The Administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate—for the second time in less than a year—proves the fundamental provisions of this law are bad policies for American families and businesses. 

Dec 11, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As an original co-sponsor, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today applauded the bipartisan passage of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, H.R. 2019.  This bill would eliminate $126 million in federal funding for presidential campaigns and conventions, redirecting this amount to pediatric medical research.

Nov 15, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill she co-sponsored:

“Today’s vote represents a step in the right direction for Hoosiers and Americans across the country.  This commonsense legislation restores the broken promise President Obama made to the American people by ensuring they can keep the health care plans they like and need into next year. 

Oct 29, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today announced support for the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill introduced yesterday by Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06), to protect the many Americans whose health plans are being cancelled due to Obamacare. 

Oct 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s Wednesday night announcement that individuals have been granted an additional 6 weeks to sign up for Obamacare without penalty, extending the deadline for penalty-free enrollment to March 31st:

“Last night, the White House granted Americans a six-week delay before incurring penalties due to more flaws in Obamacare.

Oct 21, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Hoosier lawmakers sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today requesting information on the number of Hoosiers currently enrolled in the health care exchange.  Over the past three weeks, numerous malfunctions and problems have been reported with the website, preventing applicants from successfully enrolling in the health care exchange.

Sep 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) tonight voted for a continuing resolution that prevents a government shutdown, eliminates Obamacare subsidies for the President, Members of Congress, and their staff, and delays the individual mandate.  Walorski is an original co-sponsor of the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act, a bill included in the continuing resolution to prevent special Obamacare subsidies for the President, Members of Congress, and their staff.

Sep 29, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) voted to avert a government shutdown, while delaying Obamacare for one year and repealing the medical device tax.