I was proud to vote to restore individual healthcare choices and government accountability by repealing Obamacare. I continue to hear personal stories from individuals in Central Washington about the uncertainty and dramatic cost increases Obamacare has created for their families and businesses. A top-down, mandate-centered, one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare does not work for families or businesses in Central Washington. Obamacare has caused health insurance premiums and increased deductibles to become less affordable for too many Americans, which is why I am working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure patient-centered care that will increase access and make insurance more affordable. Americans should have the freedom to purchase insurance across state lines, protection for patients with preexisting conditions, and care for our most vulnerable citizens. 

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Newhouse Supports Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Benefits for Rural Communities

Aug 27 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined Rep.

COLUMN: An Opportunity to Improve Healthcare for Rural Communities

Aug 10 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

It’s no secret: Rural communities face many unique challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic has widened the gap. In Central Washington, we are proud of our way-of-life and the systems we have built, but there are key investments we must make to ensure our citizens are not disadvantaged.

Newhouse, Torres Small Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Telemedicine in Rural Areas

Jun 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Increasing Rural Health Access During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to increase telehealth access for rural communities and facilitate the use of remote patient monitoring technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newhouse Votes to Support Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Apr 23 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:  

COLUMN: Rural Hospitals Deserve Relief

Apr 13 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

When Congress was first considering coronavirus relief packages, I immediately recognized the needs of our rural hospitals.

Newhouse Votes to Support Third Coronavirus Relief Package

Mar 27 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support the Senate amendment to H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act (CARES Act):

Newhouse Urges Congressional Leadership to Strengthen Rural Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak

Mar 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse joined his colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urgently requesting additional resources for rural health care providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Newhouse Joins Colleagues to Urge Support for H-2A Visa Processing

Mar 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, Homeland Security Secretary Wolf, and Labor Secretary Scalia urging support for continued processing of H-2 visa applications.