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Congressman Price proposes health care, economy changes
by LaTria Garnigan
May 20, 2014 09:22 AM | 2206 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
District 6 U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, spoke on several topics last week at the Tucker Business Association luncheon including the economy/jobs, the overreach of the executive branch and health care.

Price said he sends out a poll through his district office each year asking his constituents what they think the most important issues are facing the country and the above topics were the top three.

“We are in the fifth to sixth year coming out of one of the worst recessions that we’ve ever had,” he said.

One of the reason why Price said the country is not bouncing back fast enough is the lack of tax reform. Price said the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world at 36.9 percent — which hurts the country’s chances of businesses moving their headquarters here.

Possibly the main concern on the minds of many is health care and the new Affordable Care Act. Price said the current law does not address the issues, by having a cost increase and decreased accessibility. He added local hospitals systems such as Emory, Piedmont and Northside are not included on the new health care market.

“We will see a changing of the system in the next three to five years with more flexibility on plans, doctors and treatment locations,” said Price. He added his House Resolution 2300 would solve the current insurance challenges.

With the current troubles circling the Department of Veterans Affairs, Price offered a solution for those veterans who require a significant amount of care. Instead of having to deal with long wait times to get in to see a doctor, Price said veterans ought to be able to visit a doctor — such as at Emory or Piedmont — and still use their VA coverage.

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