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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

Health Care

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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.

March 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – In advance of Thursday’s vote overhauling the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:

March 7, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

Last week, I hosted my thirteenth live telephone town hall meeting in the last two years. Although they are no substitute for the 50-plus in-person town halls and more than 400 public events I have also led, telephone town hall meetings have allowed me to communicate with over 630,000 constituents since 2015.

February 27, 2017 In The News

With healthcare data breaches occurring at a rate of more than one per day in 2016, it's vital for hospital administrators to understand their greatest vulnerabilities. Here is a bird's eye-view of the top areas of concern for hospitals this year.

January 23, 2017 In The News

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.

January 20, 2017 In The News

 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

January 16, 2017 In The News

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.

January 16, 2017 Hurd on the Hill

“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.

January 4, 2017 In The News

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.

December 6, 2016 Press Release

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.