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  • Roe’s Legislation to Repeal the IPAB Reaches 218 Cosponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement regarding H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011, reaching 218 cosponsors – a number guaranteeing passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Access to care will only continue to decrease if the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is left in law. I welcome the bipartisan momentum behind repealing the dangerous board because it has serious implications that will n... Read more

  • Jobs Bills Need Senate Action
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care, Veterans

    As we near the year’s end, we continue to see procrastination on behalf of Senate Democrats. To date, the Senate has failed to pass a budget and refuses to even consider 27 jobs bills that were passed in the House. Now more than ever, hardworking American taxpayers need leadership, and that means leaders who will follow through on creating jobs and growing the economy. Republicans are continuing to pass legislation that promotes job growth. House Committees are working hard to pass measures to e... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Rep. Barney Frank’s Decision to Cosponsor Legislation to Repeal the IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement in response to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) cosponsoring his legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – H.R. 452: “In our continued effort to build support to end the Independent Payment Advisory Board, we welcome Rep. Barney Frank as our 212th cosponsor. We have bipartisan agreement around the idea that this board will harm patient care and needs to be repealed. The IPAB will lack f... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Resolution Affirming PPACA is Unconstitutional
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) introduced a resolution stating that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional. This resolution comes after the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if government can force individuals to buy a private product or be penalized for not doing so. Roe released the following statement about his resolution: “The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear the legal challenges against the PPACA i... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus Responds To Supreme Court Review of Healthcare Law
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Members of the GOP Doctors Caucus today released the following statements in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare reform law. The GOP Doctors Caucus has helped lead the fight against Obamacare, a law which ensures government takeover of the nation’s healthcare system. Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., Co-Chair (GA-11): “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to review President Obama’s disastrous healthcare law. This i... Read more

  • Roe Seeks to Amend Contradictory Regulation from the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), along with several of his colleagues, sent the following letter to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Douglas Shulman, asking him to amend an IRS regulation regarding federal health insurance tax credits that contradicts the explicit statutory language from the Affordable Care Act describing individuals’ eligibility for receipt of these tax credits: Recent reports indicate that proposed rule REG-13149-10 (rule) released on August 17, ... Read more

  • Roe Aims to Increase Awareness of Heart Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement about his resolution that encourages individuals to seek training in the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated defibrillators (AEDs): “Heart disease affects men, women and children of every age and race in our country, and it continues to be the leading cause of death in America. A way to improve our health care system is to support and promote ways to educate individuals about impo... Read more

  • We Must Address the Problems in our Health Care System
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Our health care system is facing many challenges, which were made worse by the president’s health care law. The price of health care continues to rise, and it is directly threatening our future access to care. From the rising costs businesses are facing because of the new health care law, to Congress’ neglect to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR), legislation needs to pass that addresses these important issues. The solution should not include creating new government-run programs, but rathe... Read more

  • SCHWARTZ AND ROE UNITE IN BIPARTISAN CALL FOR MEDICARE PHYSICAN PAYMENT REFORM
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) continue to garner bipartisan support to repeal the Medicare physician payment system. Drawing health policy experts from across the ideological spectrum, Schwartz and Roe hosted a briefing today to highlight the broad bipartisan support for a comprehensive fix to the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Since 2003, Congress has taken steps each year to override the cuts required by the flawed SGR formula. Un... Read more

  • Reps. Roe & Schwartz to Hold Bipartisan Briefing
    Posted in Media Advisory on October 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN-01) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA-13) will hold a bipartisan briefing and panel discussion on the future of the Medicare physician payment system. Since 2003, Congress has taken steps each year to override the cuts required by the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Unless Congress acts again before the end of this year, physicians treating Medicare patients will see their reimbursements cut by 29.5% beginning on January 1, 2... Read more