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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.
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.
It’s crunch time for Republicans in Congress on replacement legislation for the Affordable Care Act, which could come to a vote as early as Thursday and set the course for Donald Trump’s presidency — and possibly for the GOP itself.
Facing withering criticism from hard-right conservative groups like Heritage Action, some rank-and-file Republicans from Texas and across the nation face a decision about whether to sign on to their party leaders’ gradual approach, or hold out for a full repeal of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Washington, DC – In advance of Thursday’s vote overhauling the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:
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.
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.
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.