Individual Americans and their doctors should determine which health care options best meet an individual's needs, not federal bureaucrats and politicians. It is clear that under our current health care laws with Obamacare in place costs are skyrocketing and reducing access to quality care. In Alabama, there is only one option for health insurance because of this law.
I am staunchly opposed to Obamacare and all of its regulations. Throughout my time in Congress, I have voted consistently to repeal, replace, dismantle, or defund this law.
The American people are ill-served by a one-size-fits-all health care system that imposes numerous mandates, regulations, and tax hikes. As Obamacare has been implemented, many from Alabama and throughout the country have shared their stories of insurance policy cancellations, skyrocketing premiums or co-pays, and new limitations on what physicians they can see. There's no question that America's health care system is in need of reforms.
I favor replacing Obamacare with a patient-centered system that is not run by the government that can lower costs and increase choices through more competition and fewer mandates.
I am focused on finding solutions that will be focused on returning freedom to health care decision-making in America by unleashing the power of the private sector to reduce costs, increase choices, and return health care decisions back to where they belong—with doctors and patients.
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U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, joined 216 other House Republicans to vote in favor of a new Healthcare bill Thursday.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where its outcome is uncertain.
Below is a response Roby released on social media after the vote:
Recently, Crenshaw County received a visit from it’s own district house of representative Martha Roby. Roby, who has been service Alabama’s Second District since 2011, is a Montgomery native, and is one of the first women elected to Congress from Alabama during regular elections.
“During district travel weeks, I make it a priority to visit as many towns as I can to check in with constituents and local leaders,” Roby said. “Talking directly with people in the district enables me to be a better, stronger voice for them in Washington.”
Two more members of Congress from Alabama have fallen in line behind House leadership and President Trump in backing a new national health care program.
With the support announced Wednesday by U.S. Reps. Bradley Byrne and Martha Roby, a majority of Alabama's congressional delegation have said they will vote for the bill.
The bill is expected to go before the House of Representatives in what's anticipated as a close vote on Thursday.