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.

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March 5, 2020 Page
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November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator David Perdue and Representative Rob Woodall have introduced bipartisan bicameral legislation to allow March of Dimes to continue its lifesaving work on behalf of all moms and babies.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Budget Committee held a hearing with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to discuss its recent report on the risks of imposing a single-payer, one-size-fits-all health care system.

April 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Rules held the House’s first legislative hearing on H.R. 1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” The Rules Committee is a unique committee in the U.S. House of Representatives because it is usually the final destination before legislation advances to the House floor for a vote.

November 27, 2018 In The News

(CNN) - Sonna Anderson was enjoying a horseback ride through the Badlands in North Dakota in September 2017 when her horse, Cody, got spooked, jerked toward a fence and tripped on a cow track in the dirt. The horse rolled onto Anderson, who hit her head, briefly lost consciousness and broke three ribs.

June 25, 2018 In The News

The office of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., had one message for the public this past week: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are working with local leaders to address the opioid crisis in America.

Woodall’s office is highlighting the work done locally by officials such as Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathy Schrader and state Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, to spotlight the need for additional resources in local communities to fight opioid addiction.

March 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) recently hosted doctors and staff from the Community Health Centers of Georgia to further discuss the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) throughout the state. Community health centers specialize in providing cost-effective and high-quality primary and preventive health care that annually saves the health care system $24 billion, largely due to their success in reducing the need for patients to seek care in costlier settings like emergency departments.
May 9, 2017 Blog Post

What It Does (and doesn’t)

  • The AHCA repeals and replaces Obamacare, along with all its federal mandate penalties and taxes that limit individual choice and impede economic growth.
  • It protects those with pre-existing conditions and does not allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on any such condition.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act (AHCA),” to repeal and replace Obamacare. The first of a three-phased approach to restore choice, competition, and affordability to the American health insurance market, the legislation repeals one-size-fits-all policy and replaces it with patient choice. It grants much-needed flexibility for states while authorizing stability-funding for high risk pools aimed at reducing health care premiums, and it provides states for the first time the opportunity to design and build a better indigent care program for the under-served.
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.