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  • Recognizing National Obesity Care Week
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    This week, we recognize National Obesity Care Week. This is an epidemic that impacts more than 90 million Americans. It’s not a subject that’s discussed often, but we should support those who are striving to overcome obesity. Much like mental illness, obesity often carries a stigma that prevents people from seeking help. We can break down those barriers if we confront this nationwide challenge. It is an issue that is not going away. In fact, the obesity rate in 2016 was at an all-time high, acco... Read more

  • An Advanced Era in Health Care
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    I am incredibly proud to represent Central Ohio. It is the home to so many incredible innovations that impact not just Ohioans, but all Americans. Take, for example, the advancements made in biomedical research at institutions like Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. I recently had the opportunity to meet with members of both organizations during the August District Work Period, and it only reinforced the importance of their work to finding... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers, regarding the vote on H.R. 986: “Make no mistake, Republicans and Democrats are in complete agreement on this: individuals with preexisting conditions must continue to be protected. However, H.R. 986 is not a good-faith effort to protect preexisting conditions; the Administrative guidance in question allows states to seek waivers in order to offer beneficial and innovative health care plans. The guidance clearly states that waivers... Read more

  • Stivers wants to make flexible spending accounts more flexible
    Posted in Articles on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) on Feb. 26 sponsored bipartisan legislation to reform employee health benefits in the United States. The Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act, H.R. 1366, would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families, according to the congressional record summary. “This bill is simply about putting the ‘flexibility’ back in ‘flexible spending accounts,’”... Read more

  • Reps. Stivers, Gonzalez and Sens. Blunt, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Health Care Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    WASHINGTON – This month, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) reintroduced the Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act, or the RAISE Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation seeks to give hardworking Americans more discretion in how they pay for the health care their family needs, while also allowing them to save for future expenses. Rising health care costs are a ma... Read more

  • Rep. Stivers Reintroduces Bipartisan RAISE Health Benefits Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    “This bill is simply about putting the ‘flexibility’ back in ‘flexible spending accounts.’ Health care costs are a burden for too many families, and it is important that they have the ability to choose what is best for their families,” Stivers said. Read more

  • Statement from Congressman Steve Stivers on House Passage of the Appropriations Bill and Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Jobs and the Economy, Fixing Health Care, Drug Abuse and Treatment

    “Today, the House voted to keep the government open, extend the Violence Against Women Act, and provide critical resources to help the victims of Hurricane Florence. Moreover, this legislation fully funds our nation’s defense, increases our military readiness, dedicates nearly $7 billion to combat the opioid epidemic, and provides important funding for medical research, education, and job training. I was proud to support this legislation, and hope we can use this time to find a permanent solution to provide long-term reauthorization to programs like the Violence Against Women Act.” Read more

  • Working Together to Combat the Addiction Epidemic
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care, Drug Abuse and Treatment

    Six years ago, I started hosting an annual opioid roundtable, where I bring together treatment experts, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and area representatives to have a 360 degree view of the problem, and discuss how we can all work together to curb the opioid epidemic in our communities. This isn’t just a roundtable full of talk, and no action. Every year, I come away with new ideas that I take back to Washington and work to find a solution. Read more

  • Making Flexible Spending Accounts, Actually Flexible
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care

    As a father, I know firsthand that families need flexibility in many aspects of life. Read more

  • Stivers Bill Included in House Passage of Health Care Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care, Balanced Budget Amendment

    This week, bipartisan provisions from legislation originally introduced by Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) in the Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act, was included in House passage of H.R. 6311. Read more

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