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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

Health

Health care is one of the most important issues facing American families and our nation’s federal budget.  Whether you are concerned about control over your health care choices, maintaining the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship, Medicare Part D benefit changes, reimbursement payments for physicians, federal requirements for Medicaid and ERISA-controlled plans, TRICARE benefits for veterans, or pharmaceutical development regulations—to name only a few important areas—the interference of the federal government in the health care sector has grown to a destructive level and continues to spiral out-of-control.

Our first order of business as a Republican-led House of Representatives was to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.  We must replace it with targeted health care reforms that will produce real cost savings for American families without masking the true cost of reform to the federal government.  Clearly, more federal control of health care is not the answer.

The federal government has managed Medicare into near bankruptcy.  The government-funded and controlled health policies in the Affordable Care Act will soon be no different.  We must instead focus on common-sense reforms, like modifying our medical liability laws, expanding access and use of consumer-driven products like Health Savings Accounts, and dealing with the challenge of Medicare physician reimbursements.  Rather than fixing these problems, Congress has been content enacting short-term patches and kicking the can down the road for future Congresses to deal with.  I look forward to accepting that challenge and working with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to find real solutions.

Common-sense solutions so often come from those individuals whose daily experiences challenge them to bring new ideas to their Representatives in Washington.  As we move through the 115th Congress, I will continue to hold town hall meetings both in person and over the phone so that all the Seventh District residents can make both their challenges and solutions known.  To find out when and where my next Town Hall will be, please click here.

More on Health

February 23, 2017 In The News
For all of its supporters’ sincere high hopes, Obamacare has been failing for a long time. With its long-expected collapse nearing, the time to come together around a better way is now.
January 6, 2016 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding his support of H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act” to end the destructive policies of the Affordable Care Act – commonly known as Obamacare – and send the bill to the White House. The measure would also end federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year and redirects those funds to community health centers.
January 6, 2016 In The News
WASHINGTON — After dozens of failed attempts to undo President Barack Obama's health care law, the GOP-led Congress will finally put a bill on the president's desk striking at the heart of his signature legislative achievement.
October 23, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 3762, the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act” to repeal significant elements of Obamacare – including the employer and individual mandates, the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-end insurance plans, the medical device tax, and the auto-enrollment requirements placed on employers and employees.

June 25, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell ruling.
February 3, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding his support of H.R. 596, the “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”
January 7, 2015 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cast a bipartisan vote of 412-0 to pass H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, as the first piece of legislation it considered in the 114th Congress.
October 22, 2014 In The News
LAWRENCEVILLE — Administration at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett had two reasons for meeting with U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall on Tuesday.