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

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement Tuesday afternoon after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) Thursday afternoon released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act.

Jan 24, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Tuesday voted for H.R.7: The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would make the longstanding Hyde Amendment (an annually passed amendment that bars taxpayer dollars from funding abortions) permanent.

Jan 17, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) on Friday joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network to discuss the House vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution, the first step in Congress’ efforts to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law.

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Jan 17, 2017 Column

The following column by U.S. Representative Roger Williams originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News:

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.”