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  • Carter Praises Health Care Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) today praised President Trump's Executive Order to improve access, increase choices, and lower costs for health care. "Thanks to dysfunction in the Senate, Congress has not been able to deliver on our promise to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a patient-centered system." said Carter. "While I would have preferred these moves come from Congress, I am grateful President Trump acted today to deliver relief to Americans suffering under Obamacare. This E... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Senate Obamacare Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the United States Senate failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: "I have been frustrated with Washington since the first afternoon I arrived here. Unfortunately, that frustration has hit a new high with the Senate's failure to act. The House came together to pass legislation that would make health care more accessible and affordable. Instead of accepting the offer from the House to come together... Read more

  • Carter Calls for Obamacare Repeal Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01), a member of the Health Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement today calling for a vote on the repeal of Obamacare: "The games have gone on for too long. While I am proud of the legislation we passed in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare, it’s clear it does not have the necessary votes in the Senate. We cannot afford to let Washington gridlock derail our efforts and fail the American people. “Tod... Read more

  • Carter Leads Bipartisan Effort Urging FDA to Allow for Office-Use Drug Compounding in Pharmacies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Georgia) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) led a bipartisan group of 65 Members of Congress urging the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to rescind their decision that restricts state-licensed pharmacies from compounding prescription drugs for health care providers to use in their offices. Drug compounding is used to prepare personalized prescriptions for patients or for physicians to use for procedures in their offices. Compounding pharmacists can combi... Read more

  • Carter Statement on CBO Score of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “One of the many reasons Obamacare failed is that it focused on forcing Americans into coverage they did not want and could not afford. Our plan instead is designed to empower Americans to access quality, affordable, and patient-centered health care and the CBO report released today confirms it will deliver this relie... Read more

  • Congress Sends Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse to the President's Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week, Congress sent legislation crafted by a House-Senate Conference Committee to combat opioid abuse and addiction to the president's desk to be signed into law. As a member of the Conference Committee, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) played an integral role in creation of the legislation. "As the only pharmacist in Congress, I am grateful to have been a member of this Conference Committee to provide real solutions to the opioid epidemic plaguing our nation,"said Carter. "The a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Carter Discusses Opioid Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse on C-SPAN
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) discussed opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse on C-SPAN's Washington Journal as a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee to resolve differences over the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. During the segment, Carter answered questions from live callers and shared the gravity of this epidemic from the perspective of the only pharmacist in Congress: "The leading cause of accidental death now in America is opioid abuse, it’s drug ab... Read more

  • Representatives Carter, DeSaulnier Introduce Legislation to Better Inform Patients, Doctors, and Pharmacists on Prescription Drug Dispensing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Representatives Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced legislation to better inform patients, doctors, and pharmacists on prescription drug dispensing. The Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act, H.R. 5314, would require federal agencies to improve training programs and materials to better educate pharmacists and health professionals on the circumstances under which they are allowed by law to decline to fill a prescription for a controlle... Read more

  • Carter Statement on Obamacare Repeal Veto Override
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) released the following statement today after voting to override the President’s veto of legislation to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Carter voted in support of the Veto Override on the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The legislation failed to receive the two-thirds of votes necessary to override President Obama’s recent veto of the legislation. “It is a grave disappointment that the House could not garner en... Read more

  • Carter: This bill guts Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representative today in support of legislation to send a repeal of Obamacare to President Obama's desk for the first time. While on the floor, Carter said the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act "guts Obamacare, eliminating many of the penalties and programs that have been implemented over the last several years by this Administration." Carter also noted that the legislation the Hou... Read more