Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Health Care

“We want doctors and patients – not Washington bureaucrats – to make healthcare decisions.” – Congressman Roger Williams
I believe the key to healthcare reform is to empower patients and doctors and to limit the role of the federal government. There needs to be a marketplace where individuals can make their own healthcare decisions. Consumers should be able to shop across state lines, which will create more competition. As a result, premiums would go down and services go up. Consumers also need to own their own healthcare – not their employer, and not the federal government – and it needs to be tax deductible.
As a result of Obamacare, premiums are skyrocketing around the country. President Obama broke his promise that if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. He also broke his promise that the average American family would save $2500 annually, when in reality premiums have risen by $3704 for the average family.
I am committed to repealing Obamacare and putting individuals back in charge of their healthcare decisions.

More on Health Care

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) today voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.

Jan 15, 2016 Column

This week, President Obama is going around the country to re-hash some of the themes from his State of the Union. I have a better idea: how about he start apologizing for the last seven years?

I’ve decided to help the president by highlighting some of the lowlights that he should address. I’ve also taken the liberty of assisting the president’s speech writers by putting this in a speech format for him:

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimated “The labor force is projected to be about 2 million full-time-equivalent workers smaller in 2025 under the ACA (Affordable Care Act) than it would have been otherwise.”

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Texas) today voted for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.2) that would enact a permanent “doc fix” for Medicare reimbursement for health care providers. The bill would also fund a program to provide health insurance for children from low income families and extend the Community Health Centers program.

Aug 7, 2014 Blog Post

Under the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”

Feb 10, 2014 Press Release

Today, the White House announced its latest delay in the implementation of the President’s healthcare law, delaying the employer mandate for a second year.  Congressman Roger Williams (RTX-25) issued the following statement after the announcement.

Jan 31, 2014 Press Release

This week, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) released his first annual Year End Annual Report detailing his legislative work and constituent services.  Read the report here.

The report begins with a snapshot of 2013 Accomplishments listed below.

·         Participated in 9 hearings, 23 committee meetings, and 1 markup in the House Budget Committee

Jan 8, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) called for reforms in Medicare reimbursement procedures after a Texas news report revealed a local hospital was unable to pay dozens of its employees over Christmas.

Dec 20, 2013 Press Release

As you know, the House passed a two-year budget deal authored by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray.  I supported this bill because I believe it is important to get on a budget process that cuts spending, helps the military, reduces the deficit, doesn’t raise taxes, and stops the pattern of passing CR after CR.  This Congress and administration have done so for the last five years.  That’s not good for business. 

Dec 12, 2013 Press Release

Recently, President Obama said during a speech on his healthcare law that “If you’ve got good ideas, bring them to me…[if] you still think this law is a bad idea then you’ve got to tell us specifically what you’d do differently to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure.”  Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) issued the following statement in response to the President’s request.