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Congressman Will Hurd thinks Obama is collapsing.
“Here in Texas, for this year alone, the premiums on average have increased 34%,” Hurd told KTSA News.
Deductibles are rising and exchanges are closing, he said, “that means less competition out in the marketplace and, when there’s less competition, that means prices are going to start rising.”
He said Republicans in Congress want to put healthcare back in your hands.
SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:
Rep. Lamar Smith
SAN ANTONIO - Now that Washington Republicans have started bringing down the hammer on the Affordable Care Act, Democratic lawmakers are wondering what's next.
The budget congress passed last week includes the first step needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. With 20 million Americans' health insurance on the line, however, there's deepening pressure for a backup plan.
Republican Rep. Will Hurd, Texas-District 23, confidently assured KSAT in an interview Monday that plan is coming together.
“What’s the point of having health insurance anymore?”
I’m often asked this question by constituents who are pummeled by out-of-pocket costs under Obamacare.
The 115th Congress officially kicked off on Tuesday in Washington D.C., just three weeks before Donald Trump heads to the nation’s capital.
A few Texas lawmakers says this session will be a “breath of fresh air.” While the congressional session first day tasks were underway most of the lawmakers said this year is going to be different.
Republicans now have the majority in both the House and the Senate. In just a few short weeks Republicans will have control of the White House as well.
Washington, D.C. – In response to systematic dropped calls and lengthy holds times, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan measure that will dramatically improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) appointment system. Co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Will Hurd (R-TX), the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 will test out electronic appointment scheduling for veterans seeking medical attention, with an option to expand the pilot program after 18 months.
U.S. Representative Will Hurd, whose district covers the Del Rio area, despite his incipient political career has proven to be a valuable asset not only for the GOP, but also for the constituents of the 23rd Congressional District of Texas.
Even though re-elected by a narrow margin, Hurd won by just under 4,000 votes in a three-way race that totaled over 225,000, the Republican became the first incumbent to hold onto a seat that has been changing occupants between Republican and Democrats during the last eight years.
Washington, D.C. – With the support of U.S. Representative Will Hurd and in a rare and overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion, the House voted to advance landmark legislation that will overhaul the way we treat disease. The once-in-a-generation 21st Century Cures Act, is designed to expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new medical treatments, maintaining America’s status as the leader in biomedical innovation.
Washington, D.C. – Demonstrating his commitment to our nation’s veterans, U.S. Representative Will Hurd supported a series of bills this week that expand healthcare options, educational resources, and employment opportunities for veterans and their families.
Highlights of the legislation that Hurd supported include:
With the election over and the citizenry’s collective mind put at a conditional ease, the business of legislative matters can once again be accorded undivided attention.
And U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, fresh off of a Congressional election victory, is looking forward to the next congressional session.