Congressman Roe talks about 'compromise budget bill'
Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe is speaking out about a bill passed in the house that could help settle the budget battle -- 'for now' -- and prevent another partial government shutdown.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Could new healthcare law shut down volunteer fire departments?
Volunteer fire departments across the country are taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act, and if any part of it would Volunteer fire departments across the country are taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act, wondering if any part of it would pertain to them.
Blackburn, other Tenn. Republicans anger conservative groups on budget
Five Republican U.S. House members from Tennessee defied their party's tea party wing as well as many conservative groups and think tanks in voting for a budget deal designed to avert another government shutdown.
The Greenville Sun
Roe Votes For Budget Deal
BY KRISTEN BUCKLES STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. Phil Roe was among hundreds in the U.S. House of Representatives to cast their vote in favor of a bipartisan, two-year budget agreement, which passed the House on Thursday.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
The Coastal Courier
There are alternatives to Obamacare
For many of us, it's that special time of the year - the time when you get notification for renewal from your health-care insurance provider.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Conservative House Members Seek WH Parlay on Obamacare Alternative
A group of 34 conservative Republican House members have asked to meet with President Barack Obama to outline an alternative healthcare plan that would replace the administration's signature Affordable Care Act, the Hill reported .
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Tennessee House Republicans back food stamp cuts
While some groups say additional food stamp cuts would significantly worsen hunger problems, Republican House members from Tennessee argue the program has enough waste to justify large-scale reductions.
Opinion: Alternatives to Obamacare exist
For many of us, it's that special time of the year- the time when you get notification for renewal from your healthcare insurance provider.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Members' Obamacare sign-up headaches
Staring down a deadline to sign up for Obamacare, some lawmakers are getting hit by technical glitches or sticker shock.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Hill staffers face health enrollment snags
Capitol Hill staffers are hitting multiple obstacles in trying to enroll in the Obamacare exchange just days before the federal government's deadline for getting coverage.
The Huffington Post
'Repeal and Replace' the Affordable Care Act? What, Exactly, Is Being Proposed?
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have said many times that the law needs to be "repealed and replaced."
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Overnight Health: House could vote on 'doc fix' next week
The House could consider legislation related to Medicare's flawed physician payment formula next week, although it is unclear whether the chamber will weigh a permanent or a short-term "doc fix."
Conservatives tout growing support for ObamaCare substitute
House Republicans are touting growing support in their conference for a bill that would repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a conservative alternative.
Permanent 'doc fix' slipping again
Lawmakers have all but given up on efforts to permanently replace the Medicare physician payment formula this year and have refocused their effort on getting it done in 2014.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Tennessee House members active in influential GOP group
Most U.S. House members from Tennessee belong to an increasingly influential behind-the-scenes group that prides itself on staking out the most conservative of conservative positions.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Reps. Blackburn and Roe join another legal challenge to health care reform
Two members of the Tennessee congressional delegation have found a new way to challenge President Barack Obama's health care reforms.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
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Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais doesn't mind that many political observers dismiss his effort to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder as a publicity stunt.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP Leaders Urge SGR Repeal, Replacement During Capitol Hill Visits
On Capitol Hill last week, AAFP leaders more than made up for a round of congressional visits scheduled for last month that had to be cancelled because of the federal government shutdown.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bill Seeking to Repeal the McCarran Ferguson Act's Antitrust Exemption Introduced in Congress
On September 18, Congressman Phil Roe introduced legislation that would, among other things, amend Section 3 of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to repeal the Act's antitrust exemption for health insurers.
Republican Alternative to Obamacare Gaining Momentum, Bill’s Sponsor Says
Rep. Steve Scalise says increasing access to health care and lowering health care costs are at the heart of his bill that stands as an alternative to Obamacare.