Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Health Care

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. 

More on Health Care

November 1, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As an elected official, I believe that we must do all we can to help bring attention and awareness to this serious problem. I also believe it is our duty as leaders to educate the public on the proper resources that are available to help fight this battle, both on state and national levels.
October 4, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the second most common cancer in women, with the goal of someday ending it entirely.
October 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today sent a bipartisan letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), requesting that CMS modify its coverage determination to allow breast cancer survivors to have the option to receive custom fabricated breast prosthetics after a mastectomy if they so choose.

October 5, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column

While the news of the day and partisan bickering often distract from the issue, it is important that we remember our nation is in the midst of an urgent public health epidemic that is ravaging virtually every community in this country. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been cut short by opioid addiction and abuse in recent years. Last year alone, more than 72,000 Americans lost their lives due to complications from drug overdose. Of those fatalities, nearly 50,000 were related to opioids.

June 15, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I’m sure most of us know someone whose life has been affected by opioid abuse. Whether it’s prescription pain relievers or synthetic opioids like fentanyl, the crisis has only gotten worse.
January 24, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
“I do want to share with you some successes of the past year – legislative successes that you won’t hear on the news because they don’t want to talk about the good things that have happened and then tell you about some of my priorities for 2018,” she said.
January 18, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) appeared alongside some of her fellow House Republicans yesterday to call attention to the importance of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Alabama.
January 5, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Despite what you may see when you turn on cable news, there is a lot for us to be proud of in our country right now. We’ve seen tremendous economic growth and our tax reform overhaul brought some great news to families around the country this holiday season.
October 20, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we cannot control what happens on the other side of the Capitol, the House will remain focused on keeping our promises.
July 28, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Our House appropriations package that passed on Thursday restores critical funding for the military, and I am especially pleased it includes a much deserved pay raise for all military personnel.