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State and Elected Legislative Officials Essay

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  • on October 17, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
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Washington County, Tennessee Federal & State elected Legislative officials

East Tennessee State University
Health Policy
Nurs 5001
Dr. Farrar
July 6, 2013

Washington County, Tennessee Federal & State elected Legislative officials
Residing in the county of Washington, city of Johnson City and beautiful state of Tennessee the residents of District 01 have Federal official Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. serving as their representative.   Congressman Roe practiced medicine in the state of Tennessee for 31 years giving him the benefit of understanding exactly how the Medicare, Medicaid and Tenncare groups paid for care.   When President Obama drew up the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and set into motion a bill to help the uninsured, children under 26 and attempt to cut the cost of care while improving the quality of care Congressman Phil Roe stated, “Well, as a doctor, what would this mean for me in providing care for my patients? Well, what this would mean is you couldn't afford to see the patients” (Roe, 2012, para. 9) .   Congressman Roe voted against the ACA in the 111th Congress and has since “been leading the charge to repeal the law and replace it with commonsense forms” (Roe, 2013, para. 3).   Roe called the ACA unconstitutional, fighting to have the bill stopped.   On June 28, 2012 the US Supreme Court upheld the health care law agreeing that the “mandate can be viewed as constitutional” (Levs, 2012, para. 2) and that the IRS can collect the payments solely through “normal means of taxation”(Levs, 2012, para. 4).   I am strongly pro this law because I believe people must have health insurance coverage one way or another but if we just talk about it and wait for the ‘perfect’ and agreed-by-all resolution, millions go without coverage and suffer every day, this law might not be perfect but it is here now and hopefully we will iron the kinks out as we go.   Roe disappointed over the ruling, fueled up on his thoughts and has since filed and the House passed the...

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