The market for health care has largely been destroyed, and in its wake remains a complicated, confusing system in dire need of fixing. Prices are too high and choices are too few, and the federal government’s response has long been more government control and more money.
There is another path, one that I call “Health-care Freedom.” Health-care freedom operates under the assumption of four core principles: 1) no one should stand in the way of you and your doctor, 2) employers should have the ability to provide—and you should have the ability to save health-care dollars tax-free with the ability to spend those dollars how you see fit, 3) you should be in control of your health-care options, and 4) there should be a safety net to ensure no one falls through the cracks.
Healthcare Freedom, in an age of technology, job mobility, and unprecedented market innovation, is a 21st-century solution to our broken system. Empowering patients to control their own health care will eliminate the pre-existing condition problem, drive prices down, increase choices, and improve quality. We can decide whether we are going to bankrupt ourselves with a government-run system or choose a path that will allow everyone to have access to great care.
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Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Friday on his upcoming legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act:
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement H.R. 6259 – Veteran Access To Direct Primary Care Act:
“Far too often, our veterans run into problems obtaining efficient care. Whether it is long wait times at the VA, long distances to the VA, or lack of access to primary care doctors, many veterans find it difficult to get the services and care they need. That should never be the case.
Dear Secretary Azar, Acting Secretary Wolf, and Secretary Esper,
Rep. Chip Roy sent a letter Tuesday evening to HHS Sec. Alex Azar and Defense Sec. Mark Esper regarding the federal government's response to Coronavirus:
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Thursday regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Texas:
Early Wednesday evening, the first case of the coronavirus in Texas was confirmed - this is one of 15 known cases currently in the U.S.
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Wednesday regarding his new bill--H.R. 5596, the “Personalized Care Act”
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Wednesday regarding 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Obamacare’s Individual Mandate:
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Thursday regarding H.R 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
Today, despite the need for immediate reform that will work, I voted without reservation against the Democrats’ partisan prescription drug proposal, H.R. 3.
Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Thursday afternoon regarding his vote on Reps. Walden, Brady, Collins, Foxx amendment to H.R. 3:
If this is how Republicans are going to govern if we gain control in a year, then they are going to be met with massive resistance from within their own party.