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Roe Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling: “The president’s health care bill is so deeply flawed it cannot be fixed, and today's ruling does not change that fact. Folks around the country are still struggling because of ObamaCare, and I will continue the fight to bring certainty to the American health care system and to transition away from this monstrosity to ...


Roe Reintroduces Bill to Ban VA Employees Who Break the Law from Receiving a Bonus

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced legislation, the Veterans’ Affairs Employee Accountability (VAEA) Act, which prevents VA employees who knowingly violate civil law from receiving a bonus or award for their performance. In a VA Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Roe questioned VA officials about the mechanisms in place to keep VA employees from violating current contracts, but did not receive a clear answer. Roe rel...


No Matter What the Supreme Court Rules, ObamaCare is Bad Medicine for America

In the very near future – as soon as Thursday – the Supreme Court will rule in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the authority of the IRS to provide ObamaCare subsidies to people who receive health insurance through federally-operated exchanges. The text of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) clearly states that subsidies should only go to individuals who purchase insurance on a state-established exchange. In 2011, raised concerns with then-IRS com...


Roe Bill to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Passes House

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 1190, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, a bill introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Roe released the following statement on House passage of the bill: “I am proud the House passed this important legislation and I thank Representative Sánchez for her hard work on this issue. I believe the IPAB – an une...