WASHINGTON — Today, members of the Republican Healthy Future Task Force Subcommittee on Treatments, Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Congressmen Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M., (R-Ohio), and John Joyce, M.D., (R-Penn.), released a Request for Information (RFI) from health care stakeholders and other interested parties. The expert feedback received will help inform legislation to supercharge the availability and development of life-saving treatments, devices, and diagnostics while addressing rising patient costs.
“Seeking input from stakeholders is the first step in our push to ensure patient access to innovative treatments, prioritize medical innovation, and secure the United States as a leader in the field,” said Rep. Westerman. “Republicans are committed to finding cures and lowering costs for all Americans through public-private partnerships. There is no limit to what our nation can accomplish when we encourage and empower the innovative spirit of the American economy.”
The Subcommittee has four primary goals:
– Goal 1: Evaluate potential innovative payment solutions for expensive curative therapies in Medicare and Medicaid.
– Goal 2: Encourage innovation and make the Medicare system more flexible to be able to absorb new innovative drugs, devices, diagnostics while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
– Goal 3: Continue U.S. leadership in medical innovation.
– Goal 4: Increase access to medical innovation.
SUBMISSIONS: Individuals or groups wishing to respond to this RFI should fill out this form by March 11, 2022.
You can read more about the Healthy Futures Task Force here.