May 21, 2018
Bill provides solution for millions of uninsured and low-income individuals
Washington, DC – Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Clermont) has introduced H.R. 5856 the Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Services Act. This bill will provide a tax deduction to healthcare providers for pro-bono health services to low-income individuals and families who rely on Medicaid or CHIP.
“Americans deserve a healthcare system that will ensure access to health coverage for all, rein in costs, and allow our health care professionals to improve health care delivery through innovation” said Rep. Daniel Webster. “This bill is a creative, commonsense solution that ensures our most vulnerable Americans have access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a price they can afford.”
“This bill is an opportunity to provide healthcare to millions of Americans and it is time for Congress to find new solutions to this growing problem,” said Dan Weber, President and Founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). “The Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Services act will provide low-income individuals and families a new source for healthcare and help to create a doctor-patient relationship missing in our current system. I encourage every member of Congress to cosponsor this legislation to help low-income families across the country.”
The Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Services Act will increase access to medical care and reduce the overall cost to Medicaid, which is a disproportionate driver of government spending both at the federal and state levels. By shifting the cost of these health services from Medicaid and CHIP programs to a simple tax deduction, H.R. 5856 will save the federal and state government billions of dollars through the use of pro-bono services. Over 7 million potential patients will be able to benefit from the Good Samaritan Charitable Physician Services Act.
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