Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Florida Politics

GOP’s Healthy Future Task Force Under Vern Buchanan, Brett Guthrie Turns Its Attention to Technology

This week, the GOP’s Healthy Future Task Force and its Modernization  Subcommittee offered “solutions to harness technological innovations to improve Americans’ lives and save taxpayer dollars.”
U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., lead the task force while U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, leads the subcommittee. U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Mike Kelly, R-Penn., helped Miller-Meeks craft the proposals.
“Instead of a government-run, socialized system that would destroy medical innovation, we need to modernize and personalize health care in America to improve people’s lives and lower their costs. We commend Representatives Miller-Meeks, Griffith, and Kelly for their work with us on the Healthy Future Task Force to put forward solutions to advance telehealth and expand access to patient-centered technologies. These solutions also aim to improve our nation’s fiscal health by cracking down on taxpayer dollars wasted on improper payments in government health care programs. These proposals to modernize our health care system build upon the Healthy Future Task Force’s work to better serve all patients and help them live healthier and longer lives,” said Buchanan and Guthrie in a joint statement.
The proposals include the following:
Safeguard and maintain expanded telehealth access after the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expires.
Crack down on waste, fraud and abuse by incentivizing states to go after improper payments and utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Expand access to innovative, patient-centered technologies to improve patients’ well-being.
At a roundtable event held at the end of April, Buchanan said, “The Healthy Future Task Force is focused on developing policies that will offer more choices, lower costs, peace of mind, and hope by investing in developing new cures for life-threatening diseases that destroy families.”


  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

    View all posts
Share this story:
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin

Related Stories


Florida’s manufacturing base employs nearly 410,000 people across 14,000 manufacturers and contributes over $70 billion annually to the state economy. But if the Trump...


Vern Buchanan is introducing legislation that would allow individuals to use tax-free health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts on medical expenses for their...


This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committees’ Health Subcommittee, brought out the “Lung Cancer...

U.S. Politics

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted an event with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. Buchanan announced the fundraiser–the first major one...