By Tim Kowols
While repealing the individual mandate will get the headlines, Rep. Mike Gallagher and other legislators are working to address health care costs in other ways. In 2017, the House of Representatives has passed several reforms affecting medical malpractice, shopping for insurance across state lines, and allowing association health care plans. Work continues on bills addressing price transparency and rising drug costs, but Rep. Gallagher says ultimately they will have to experiment with different models and see what works.
Rep. Gallagher says he is willing to work with anyone to drive down costs while increasing competition and choice.