Peterson supports legislation to reduce healthcare expenditures

December 13, 2018
Press Release

This week, Representative Peterson agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 5856, the Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Service Act, to provide tax deductions to certified healthcare providers in exchange for pro-bono services to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries.

“The Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Service Act has the potential to save billions of dollars in federal healthcare expenditures,” said Peterson. “There are certified doctors ready and willing to serve a greater number of patients under this legislation.”

“The Good Samaritan Charitable Physicians Service Act will reduce healthcare spending, increase healthcare options for those most in need, and create better health outcomes for the most vulnerable populations in our communities,” said Ron Nordin, the MN-07 Delegate for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). “AMAC applauds Congressman Peterson's co-sponsorship of H.R. 5856, and will continue to work with him to make meaningful healthcare reforms that will benefit each and every American." 

Eligible services under H.R. 5856 largely include primary care and preventive services, and tax deductions are based on the value of services performed.