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  • Roe and Price: Plenty of alternatives to government health care
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By Reps. Tom Price and Phil Roe Special to USA Today President Obama and congressional Democrats are proclaiming that in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, those opposed to the president's health care law ought to sit down and keep quiet. The president has said, "The law I passed is here to stay." With all due respect, we and millions of Americans firmly and emphatically disagree. What was bad policy before the Supreme Court's ruling is still bad policy today. That's why the plurality of ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Repeal of Obamacare Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement in support of H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act: “Today, I voted again to repeal the president’s health care law. Passage of the Repeal of Obamacare Act sends another strong message that Republicans and Democrats alike are still opposed to this flawed bill. The law went too far because it gives the Washington bureaucrats too much power over patients’ health care decisions. “The current law fail... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Health care law ruled constitutional WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling that the health care law is constitutional: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a major let-down for the American people. I am truly disappointed with the decision because there does not seem to be a limit to what the federal government can compel us to do. “The federal government is literally forcing all Americans to buy health insurance... Read more

  • The Health Care Law Fails To Address Rising Costs
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 27, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law. Whatever the court decides, it is clear to see that the president’s plan is not working. Americans who already had health insurance coverage have continued to see their premiums dramatically increase each year, and those without coverage are being forced to buy more insurance than they actually need or can afford. Justice Samuel Alito pointed out in arguments on March 27 t... Read more

  • What will the Supreme Court Rule on the Constitutionality of the Health Care Law?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    More than two years ago, Democrats in Congress passed the president’s health care law on a partisan basis. Later this month, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision on the constitutionality of the health care law. It is my hope that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of patients over big government by striking down the law. The president’s health care law went too far because it gives the federal government unlimited power over patients’ health care decisions. The individual man... Read more

  • Reps. DesJarlais and Roe Introduce Legislation Disapproving of IRS Actions to Change Impasse Within Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) and Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) introduced H.J.RES.112: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service relating to the health insurance premium tax credits. This legislation, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, would prevent the enactment of a May IRS rule that substantially alters the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) ability to offer premium assistance tax credits through federally run insurance exchanges. As written, ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012: “Passage of the Health Care Cost Reduction Act is important for jobs, innovation and removal of tax penalties found in the health care law. Included in the health care law is a 2.3% excise tax levied on American device companies that is set to take effect in less than seven months. H.R. 436 will repeal the excise tax on medical devices, which ... Read more

  • Economy: Rise in Unemployment & Debt is Concerning
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 6, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    Last week’s jobs report showed a concerning rise in unemployment to 8.2 percent in the month of May. There are many factors interfering with our nation’s recovery. I believe high unemployment and our inability to see a true recovery is directly related to uncertainty due to bad policies such as the health care law and Congress’ inability to gets our country’s fiscal house in order. I participated in a “Pen and Pad” event on Tuesday with fellow Representatives Price (GA-06) and Lankford (OK-05) r... Read more

  • Jobs & the Economy
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 30, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Veterans

    Having just observed Memorial Day, we are reminded of the blessings of liberty and living in the land of the free. That is why helping to create jobs and grow our economy will continue to be my focus in the weeks and months ahead. In every facet of our society – the care of our veterans, budget, health care, and energy – we are in need of policies that get folks back to work and create an atmosphere that rewards hard work and keeps government out of the way of innovation. Implementation of the b... Read more

  • We Need A Plan To Turn The Economy Around
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 16, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    Every day I hear stories of how more layoffs are threatened and economic uncertainty is being brought about by bills such as the health care law and regulations that stifle innovation. In order to create jobs and get folks back to work, Congress needs to work together in a bipartisan way to be a part of the solution. The best way to lower the unemployment rate and promote job growth is to create an atmosphere that rewards hard work, keeps government out of the way of innovation and incentivizes ... Read more