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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Health Care

I lost my sister, Bridget, to breast cancer in January 2000. What my family faced and families across the country face when challenged by life-threatening disease and injuries is a reminder why medical innovation and research is so important. Minnesota is home to more than 400 medical device companies, and it is government’s responsibility to be a resource, not a roadblock, on the road to advancement in this field.

Government-centered health care models like Obamacare are fundamentally unworkable and unfair, and fail to respect the dignity of human life. Congress needs to focus its energy on practical health care solutions that lower cost and increase personal choice.


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December 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of H.J. Res 123:

“Today, the House passed language from the CHIP Stability Act (H.R. 4515) that I introduced with Rep. Costello (PA-06). This provision allows for CHIP funding through the end of the year to bring certainty and much needed support for thousands of Minnesotans. I am proud to be a voice for the individuals who depend on CHIP and will continue to fight on behalf of Minnesota families.”

December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) introduced legislation to provide short-term funding for the Minnesota Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced legislation to provide a fix for Minnesota’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding and provide more flexibility for the state.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced H.Res. 617 to designate the third Thursday of November as “World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day.”

Prevention of injury and disease plays a vital role in the health care of our nation. While there is a spotlight on many important issues that require our attention, there are also lesser-known areas that also deserve acknowledgment.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

Based on preliminary rates, federal approval of Minnesota’s reinsurance program would help bring down premiums for several individual market health insurance plans in the state. Without federal approval, rates for many individual market plans could increase substantially.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan led the full Minnesota Delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter today pledging support for the community health center (CHC) program and extending its primary funding stream. 

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) have reintroduced the Grant Residency for Additional Doctors (GRAD) Act of 2017, legislation that would direct the State Department to streamline the visa approval process for international physicians who are scheduled to work at hospitals in the United States, many of them in rural and underserved areas that face severe doctor shortages.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Emmer released the below statement following the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“Today, the House took a big first step in putting the states and the American people back in charge of their health care, by passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

November 11, 2016 Press Release

Otsego, MN – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the below statement following the announcement of Medica reaching the cap on their enrollment:

“This morning, Minnesotans looking to purchase insurance through MNsure hit yet another snag in their attempts to get health care coverage. Just ten days after open enrollment began, Medica has already hit their enrollment cap.

September 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced the Retirement Inflation Protection Act which will help seniors by reducing their tax burden caused by inflation.

The Retirement Inflation Protection Act will protect all Americans over the age of 59.5 years old from paying capital gains taxes, caused by inflation, on assets like a house, a business, or stocks. This will ensure that Seniors are only paying capital gains on real increases in value of an asset, thus, allowing them to keep more of their own money for retirement.