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Obamacare is An Irreparable Disaster

This week brought more bad news for President Obama’s health care law. BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee, the state’s largest insurer, announced they were pulling out of the exchanges in three Tennessee regions: Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville. BCBS provides coverage to roughly 83 percent of Tennesseans in the individual market, and roughly 131,000 across the state are losing their coverage because of this announcement. I find this deeply...


Roe Statement on BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced they are pulling out of the exchange in three Tennessee regions: “This is deeply troubling news, and – on top of BlueCross’ proposed 62% rate increase for 2017 - the latest sign that the Affordable Care Act is in need of wholesale reform. At the end of the day, many Tennesseans are worse off, not better, than the...


Roe Introduces Bill to Ensure Equal Access to Electronic Materials and Technology at Higher Education Institutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced H.R. 6122, the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM-HE) Act. The bill would establish an independent commission to develop voluntary guidelines for accessible postsecondary electronic instructional materials and related technologies to ensure students with disabilities have access to the same educational materials as non-disabled st...


Roe Supports Bills to Prohibit Ransom Payments to Iran, Bring Transparency to Iran’s Corrupt Financial System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of two bills related to Iran. Roe released the following statement: “There are a few things we know for certain about the political and institutional leadership in Iran: they are corrupt; they hate the United States; and they cannot be trusted. This week, I was glad to support two important bills to protect American interests in dealings with the Iranians. First and foremos...