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  • Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer & Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Planning Options for Patients With Advanced Illnesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Phil Roe (R-TN), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation designed to give people with serious illness new tools to plan for their care, and empower them to have those choices honored. The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 offer... Read more

  • Hope for the American Health Care System
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Last Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives took a giant step toward fulfilling our promise and President Trump’s pledge made to the American people that we would repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, free-market health care. The House-passed bill, H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will take away power from Washington bureaucrats and return it to the American people. I’ve been opposed to Obamacare from the start, in large part because as a doctor, I’... Read more

  • Roe, Hoyer Introduce School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) introduced H.R. 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in any environment. “I’m glad to introduce this important bill with my friend and colleague, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer,” said Congress... Read more

  • Hearing from East Tennesseans
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    I always enjoy being home in East Tennessee and hearing from constituents in the First District; over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to do just that, meeting with many different constituent groups on a number of interesting topics. I’ve visited manufacturers in our district to hear how we can create policies that incentivize more job creation in the United States. I’ve visited schools to meet with our future leaders. I’ve heard from hotel operators how we can help promote tourism an... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Health Care Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on health care reform: “I am proud to stand with President Trump and Speaker Ryan in support of patient-centered, free-market health care reform. Our work to protect patients from the failures of Obamacare will continue. With one-third of the counties in the First District left with no options for health care coverage in 2018 under Obamacare, and with double-digit premium increases year after year, this is t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 1101, Small Business Health Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act – legislation to empower small businesses and workers through association health plans: “As a former business owner myself, I proudly supported the Small Business Health Fairness Act to help ensure small businesses can provide affordable health insurance for working families by allowing those small businesses to band together and offer cover... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is forcing Americans to purchase health insurance that they don’t like, need, and cannot afford. In fact, beginning in 2018, one-third of the counties in the First District have ... Read more

  • Roe in The Hill's Special Report: CO-OP failures put spotlight on ACA’s many shortcomings
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    CO-OP failures put spotlight on ACA’s many shortcomings By Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), M.D. Since 2009, I’ve warned that the president’s healthcare law would eventually collapse. As a physician, I had serious concerns about the Affordable Care Act; unfortunately, Republican doctors in Congress were shut out of the debate by the Democrat majority at the time. Since then, we’ve seen premiums and out-of-pocket expenses skyrocket for American families. The law that was supposed to help expand access to... Read more

  • The State of the Union
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Second Amendment

    Tuesday evening President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. This speech was different than other State of the Union addresses given by President Obama because he didn’t really get deep into any specific policy proposals or ask Congress to act. In this year’s address, like those in the past, the president said some things I agreed with and also some things I disagreed with. The president did call on Congress to put partisan politics aside and work together, which we all agree ... Read more

  • Roe Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more