Congressman Peter Welch says he wants to use the federal health care reform law to control health care costs.
Welch outlined his plans Tuesday during a visit to a Montpelier doctor’s office.
Welch is a member of the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal health care policy.
He says it’s possible to put Medicare on a sustainable path without slashing benefits to seniors.
Welch says organizations like "OneCare Vermont" reward providers for improving a patient’s health rather than the number of procedures they perform.
Welch calls it a common sense approach that should be expanded nationwide.