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 Demands Governor Inslee Correct Health Data, Move Central Washington Counties to Phase 2

Feb 13 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Upon the news that the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has received updated data from local county health boards reflecting the South Central region’s qualifications to move Phase 2, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement:

Newhouse, Axne Introduce Bill to Improve Healthcare Access, Outcomes for New and Expecting Mothers in Rural America

Feb 3 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cindy Axne (D-IA) led a group of lawmakers to reintroduce the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act (Rural MOMS Act).

COLUMN: Representing Our Values in the 117th Congress

Jan 4 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

This week, we convened the 117th Congress, and it is my sincere honor to begin a fourth term as the Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District.

COLUMN: Looking Forward to a Safe and Joyous New Year

Dec 28 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Throughout the past year, I have written a lot about how I have witnessed Central Washington come together in times of crisis. The challenges of a global pandemic are certainly unprecedented, but individuals, families, healthcare providers, and local businesses have stepped up to the plate to provide support for our communities.

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.