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  • THE EAGLE: GOP health care bill would restore consumer choice
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    By Rep. Bill Flores Americans are faced with lots of rhetoric about health care today and what Washington is doing about it -- some factual and some not. In order to address this, I am writing to have a candid conversation about the current state of The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as "Obamacare"). This discussion has to start with the condition of Obamacare today. When it passed Congress in 2010, its goals were to increase access to health care and to improve affordability. My Central Te... Read more

  • Improving Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R- Texas) issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: “Obamacare has turned our health care system upside down. Hardworking American families have been hurt by the skyrocketing premiums, lack of affordable choices and cost increases that have stemmed from the failed designs of this disastrous law. “Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has taken a very importan... Read more

  • Waco Tribune - Bill Flores interview: Congressman dives into immigration, health care debates
    Posted in Latest News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Energy, Health Care, Immigration

    By J.B. Smith U.S. Rep. Bill Flores was elected in 2010 as part of a mighty backlash against the Democratic establishment. Now that the tables have turned to the GOP’s favor, he finds himself trying to thread a needle in a polarized time. Flores, R-Bryan, has been receiving an earful from progressive constituents angry about the election of Donald Trump, whom Flores has mostly supported. In emails, social media posts, calls and visits, they have voiced fears that the Republican Congress and admi... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump's Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget & the Economy, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: “This evening, President Trump put forth a bold and optimistic vision for the future of our nation. I believe a stronger and brighter future for hardworking Americans families relies on strong economic growth and opportunity. To accomplish this goal, Congress has been and will continue working with the president to restore liberty, opportunity and secu... Read more

  • Flores Statement on Confirmation of HHS Secretary Price
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the confirmation and swearing in of Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: “Dr. Price has been a strong conservative leader in Congress and has been fighting to relieve hardworking American families from the burdens of Obamacare since its inception. I am confident that as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services he will be successful in working with Congress to r... Read more

  • Morning Consult: Initial Health Care Relief Measures Put Patients First and Help Stabilize Markets
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Everywhere you turn, health markets are nearing collapse. It’s an unfortunate and catastrophic reality of too much federal intervention in our health care. From soaring deductibles and skyrocketing premiums to fleeing insurers, it’s no wonder patients are paying more out of pocket each year under the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine four legislative solutions to help deliver relief. Together, the bills will play an impor... Read more

  • Morning Consult: Three Reforms to Strengthen Medicaid and Prioritize the Most Vulnerable
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Medicaid is a critically important safety net program that serves the most vulnerable in every community and it is imperative that these vital tax dollars are spent taking care of those in the greatest need. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine three commonsense reforms, authored by us individually, to ensure Medicaid is working for those it serves. The bills cover a range of issues within the program, but work toward the common goal of strengthening the pr... Read more

  • Flores Statement on President Trump’s First Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Family Issues, Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s first executive actions: “President Trump has hit the ground running by providing immediate relief from some of the misguided policy decisions made by the previous administration. He has taken quick action to begin protecting Americans from the burdens of Obamacare. By reinstating the Mexico City Policy, President Trump is also protecting American taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion... Read more

  • Taking the First Steps Towards Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding House passage of a budget resolution, which allows Congress a process to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare: “Obamacare is collapsing and failing the hardworking Americans it was supposed to protect. Under Obamacare, premiums have skyrocketed, co-ops have collapsed and insurers have been abandoning the marketplace, as it has become a sinking ship. This vote is an important first step in keeping the promise to... Read more

  • Waco Tribune: Flores: Obamacare repeal top priority in new Congress
    Posted in Latest News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    As President-elect Donald Trump prepares for his Jan. 20 inauguration and the GOP readies to control both the executive and legislative branches of government, the future of the Affordable Care Act is the “big, hairy issue,” U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, said Tuesday. Flores, who started his fourth term representing the 17th Congressional District last week, said he hopes President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation will be repealed and replaced this year. “If I had all my druthe... Read more

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