Advancing the American Health Care Act
I voted yesterday to advance the American Health Care Act (AHCA) out of the House Budget Committee, which will allow the bill to continue the process towards a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

I voted for the bill with the understanding that changes will be made to the AHCA before it comes to the House floor. Unfortunately, the Budget Committee cannot make amendments to bills, but some of the changes I'd be happy to see made include:
  • Implementing work requirements for able-bodied adults on Medicaid without dependents. Medicaid coverage is currently more generous than many of the plans offered by employers to working Wisconsinites. Grothman spoke out about this during today’s committee mark-up.
  • Moving up the end date for Medicaid expansions. This will stop the preferential treatment of higher reimbursement rates for working age adults over the more vulnerable populations of children, the elderly and the disabled.
  • Lowering the age that young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance plans from 26 to 23. This is the same as the TRICARE age limit for the adult children of our military families who are currently enrolled in college.
  • Shifting the allocation of Medicaid block grants from fluctuating amounts that are based on per-capita rates to lump sum amounts. This will reduce spending while giving more control to the states to handle their own Medicaid programs.
I believe many of my concerns will be addressed by the time the AHCA reaches the House floor, and I am sure it will be a viable solution to ensure affordable and accessible health care coverage for Americans who have been saddled with the skyrocketing costs of Obamacare for far too long.

Happy 100th Birthday, Maggie!
On March 11, James "Maggie" Megellas, a WWII hero and Fond du Lac native, turned 100. 

Megellas is the most-decorated soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge. Sen. Johnson and I authored legislation last year to name the Fond du Lac post office after Megellas. We also recently introduced a bill to urge President Trump to award Megellas the Medal of Honor. To learn more about Megellas and the bill, please click here

Megellas also visited Washington, D.C. this week, and I was honored to meet with him and wish him a happy birthday.

Central Wisconsin Christian Visit
This morning, the senior class from Central Wisconsin Christian school in Waupun stopped by my D.C. office for a visit and tour. 

It was wonderful to meet these students, and I'm glad that they're visiting our nation's capital!                                 

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Glenn Grothman
Member of Congress