Tag Archives: Keith Rothfus

Op-Ed: Protect and Strengthen Medicare Advantage

Congressman Keith Rothfus talking with seniors

Medicare Advantage is an option for seniors to get Medicare coverage through a private health insurance provider. More than 900,000 Pennsylvania seniors rely on Medicare Advantage for their health care coverage. Medicare Advantage is popular with seniors because many plans provide additional services that are not available under traditional Medicare. For instance, many seniors in Medicare Advantage take advantage of ...

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Op-Ed: Congress Should Meet Its Deadlines

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Getting things done on time is important. It is a value we teach our kids. Prior to joining the House of Representatives in 2013, I worked in the private sector negotiating contracts. If a client had to have something done by a certain date, it had to be done. Deadlines mattered. We all have to pay our mortgages or rent, ...

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Op-Ed: Time For Action

Congressman Keith Rothfus speaking with manufacturing workers.

As I returned to Washington, D.C. last week, two of the major stories in the national news were the record-breaking cold and the expiration of long-term Unemployment Insurance benefits beyond twenty-six weeks. Let me begin by saying I am open to an extension of unemployment benefits that is paid for and coupled with reforms. I am troubled that the conversation ...

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Op-Ed: The Twelve Days of Christmas for Twelve Years for All PA-12

Congressman Rothfus' Office Christmas Tree

What could you buy with one trillion dollars? The Christmas Index, published annually by Pittsburgh’s own PNC Bank, tracks the cost of items and services given as presents in the Twelve Days of Christmas carol. According to the Index, you could buy every single resident of Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District partridges in a pear tree, geese-a-laying, drummers drumming, and the rest ...

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Op-Ed: Kicking The Can Down The Road

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Some people have criticized Members of Congress for “kicking the can down the road” with the recent legislation that ended the partial government shutdown and raised the debt ceiling. Others have criticized the lack of compromise in Washington, D.C. Those are precisely the two reasons I did not vote for this legislation. Over the past month, I voted for numerous ...

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Op-Ed: Western Pennsylvanians Expect, Deserve Bipartisan Cooperation

Congressman Keith Rothfus

Our nation faces serious challenges. Congress and President Obama must work together to reopen the federal government and address the looming debt limit. A reasonable and bipartisan solution is possible, but getting the job done requires parties to come to the table and negotiate. Ten months ago I arrived in our nation’s capital as the new employee of 705,000 Pennsylvanians. ...

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Op-Ed: Western Pennsylvanians Want A Better Way on Health Care

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In the real world, when you buy a product with a guarantee, and you are not happy with what you bought, you can return or exchange it. We all heard the promises President Obama made when selling his health care law. But, if you ask Western Pennsylvanians they will tell you a tale of broken promises and disappointments. A mom ...

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