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  • Roe Offers Amendment to Ensure Access to Affordable Health Coverage Options
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after offering an amendment during an Education and Labor Committee markup on H.R. 1010, which seeks to overturn the Trump administration’s “Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance” (STLDI) rule: “Instead of working on a bipartisan basis to improve health care, today we considered legislation that will take essential health benefit options away from patients and make it more likely – not less likely – that patients ch... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Democrat Health Care Stunt
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s position reversal on defending Obamacare in the case of Texas v. United States: “Today’s resolution does absolutely nothing to help the American people afford the skyrocketing cost of their health insurance,” said Roe. “There were problems in our health care system before Obamacare was passed, and I will work with anyone who has an i... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus Applauds Trump Administration Rebate Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN), Neal Dunn, M.D. (R- FL), John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA) released the following statements after sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) applauding the agency’s proposed rule to limit the use of rebates: “I am pleased the Trump administration has taken action to ensure the over 43 mi... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Doctors Re-Introduce Resolution Encouraging Education on Opioid Prescribing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statements after re- introducing H.Con.Res.8, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that all medical professionals should receive proper training on pain management and opioid prescribing: “The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated there were over 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017, with current estimates at over 130 opioid-related deat... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Tennessee Health Insurance Premium Announcements
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on recent health care premium decrease announcements: “Democrats have spent the last two years offering every prediction under the sun about the dire consequences of Republican efforts to replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms. Now, we can see that their predictions ring hollow – as many of us said. Health insurance will still be too expensive in 2019, and we need to enact real comprehensive reforms... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) announced its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHP), which will allow small businesses and workers to band together to shop for competitive, affordable health care coverage: “I have worked since my first day in Congress to bring down the cost of health care, and today’s announcement from DoL will help do just that. This announcement is great news for small busi... Read more

  • Working Together to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    With opioids ravaging our communities, it’s critical we use every available resource to fight this deadly epidemic. Did you know that 80 percent of opioids prescribed in the world are prescribed in the United States? According to the Tennessee Department of Health, in 2016 alone, 1,186 people died from opioid overdoses. In fact, in 2016, we lost more people to opioid-related deaths than we lost in combat during the entire Vietnam War. Opioids have become one of the leading causes of death in the... Read more

  • Roe Announces Over $7 Million for Health Centers in the First District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $7 million to the following health clinics across the First District: East Tennessee State University, Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Through HHS’s Health Center Cluster Program, these grants are awarded in order to help improve the health care of vulnerable populations. Roe released the following statement: “As a physici... Read more

  • Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Next Monday, our nation will observe Memorial Day, a solemn day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day is an important day in our history when we pay tribute to the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces. Since 1868, our nation has observed this day to honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who gave their lives in defen... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Right to Try Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, legislation that gives alternative pathways for terminally-ill patients to access experimental drugs through their doctor: “As a physician with over 31 years of experience, taking care of patients has been my life’s work, and I take that responsibility very seriously. This bill a... Read more