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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

Health Care

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June 29, 2017 In The News

The Big Bend Regional Hospital District board informally agreed last week to contribute water to Terlingua and Study Butte after a major water pump failed, causing serious water supply problems.

Executive Director Quinton Sledge told the board the district learned of the problem too late to get an item on the agenda, which has to be published at least 72 hours before the meeting.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Travel delays waylaid his arrival, so by the time U.S. Rep. Will Hurd arrived at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday, his audience was primed.

The group wanted to hear a defense of NAFTA, the embattled quarter century-old trade agreement that economists have credited with easing the flow of people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Recently, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision to implement the same Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Department of Defense (DoD), in an effort to synchronize patients’ healthcare records once they leave the military.

U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who has advocated for EHR interoperability, released the following statement.

June 7, 2017 In The News

The General Services Administration announced Wednesday its tech wing—the Technology Transformation Service—will move into the Federal Acquisition Service in an effort to work better with the White House.

 

GSA also changed the name to Technology Transformation Services (that’s an added "s"), according to a press statement from GSA Acting Administrator Tim Horne. The group will reside under the FAS umbrella.

 

June 5, 2017 In The News

Republicans in Congress have four issues on their agenda ahead of the August recess, but investigations into Russian cyberattacks could derail them all. Texans are well-positioned to potentially play key roles on all of those issues.

After a sour spring, Congress is prepping for the summertime blues.

With the August recess just a few weeks away, there is one question on everyone's mind on Capitol Hill: Can Republicans move any major legislation this summer? Or if not that, can they even move basic, must-pass bills to keep the government functioning normally?

June 4, 2017 In The News

The Solution joined the Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon, celebrating their efforts to serve Del Rio’s health-conscious community for one year.

Community members, chamber officials, and U.S. representative Will Hurd were in attendance as The Solution owners Silvia and J.J. Garza cut the ceremonious ribbon to enter the chamber.

May 4, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — In a stunning reversal of momentum, Republicans salvaged long-held ambitions to unwind former President Obama's 2010 health care law, passing a major overhaul in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon. 

Republicans found legislative success on Thursday — after a previous effort fell apart in late March— by appealing to the conservative factions in their caucus. But such tactics will likely ensure a more difficult passage in the U.S. Senate before any overhaul can become law. 

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Will Hurd has released the following statement:

"Since the implementation of Obamacare, I’ve told my constituents that the only meaningful metric when it comes to healthcare is actual access to quality, affordable care – not just health insurance. While the goal of Obamacare was to make healthcare more accessible and more affordable, it has done just the opposite. Likewise, while the goal of the American Health Care Act was to combat the skyrocketing premiums and outrageous deductibles millions of Americans face, it too, falls short.

March 28, 2017 In The News

Beyond the uncertainty created by the failure to pass the American Health Care Act, which was supposed to be voted on last Friday, legislators from both sides of the aisle should focus on what Americans need and the cost of it, said U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (Texas’ 23rd Dist.) in an interview with the Del Rio News-Herald.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act (AHCA):

“Under our current healthcare system, millions of American families and small businesses still don’t have access to the healthcare they need.  I respect the efforts that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans made by putting forward a proposal to try and address these issues. Unfortunately, the AHCA in its current form created new challenges.