The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is a federal statute signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and is the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid.
October 13th, 2017
Yesterday I issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s intention to expand the use of association health and short term insurance plans:
August 22nd, 2017
Yesterday I toured Sysco Central Texas, Inc. in New Braunfels, where I held a town hall with employees. Following my town hall, I delivered remarks at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
July 31st, 2017
Last week I spoke with reporters following the Senate’s health care vote. Below are excerpts of my comments. Watch highlights of my comments here.
July 18th, 2017
According to Steve Forbes, Editor of Forbes Magazine - Medicaid is our problem in reforming the failed Obamacare.
July 11th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the ongoing effort to replace Obamacare with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
June 30th, 2017
This is what defeat looks like. Exhausted, bleeding, and encrusted in the gore of the battlefield, the soldiers have fought a good fight, but all hope has left them. Enemies surround them and now press in for the kill. It’s...
June 26th, 2017
Indivisible Denton’s “Lake Dallas Rally/Demonstration for Healthcare” targeting Congressman Burgess shows who they are.
June 22nd, 2017
I released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of legislation to replace the failed Affordable Care Act (ACA):
June 12th, 2017
This week, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which is part of the third “bucket” of Obamacare repeal and replacement. This bill, modeled on successful California litigation reforms, would...
June 2nd, 2017
On Thursday, I joined local Texas radio hosts to discuss tax reform, and my efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and lower health care premiums. I also praised the reports that President Trump was expected to withdraw the...
October 2nd, 2017
Seems like the best day possible for clarity on arms in America. Skip over the matters of protection and hunting. Those things are obviously protected in the 1791 establishment of the 2nd of the Ten Amendments to The US...
July 31st, 2017
Recently on the Senate floor, I reiterated the importance of Republicans coming together to keep their promise to get rid of Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
July 18th, 2017
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the updates and revisions made to the Senate Republican plan to reform health care after additional input by Members. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can...
July 12th, 2017
When Republicans in Congress began working on our health care reform plan earlier this year, I asked folks from around the state to tell me about their experiences under Obamacare. The response was overwhelming.
July 3rd, 2017
Last week on the Senate floor, I stressed the importance of upholding the promise Republicans have made for seven years to replace the failed Obamacare law with real health care reform. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
June 27th, 2017
Republicans are trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s mandate forcing nearly all Americans to pay a tax if they don’t have health insurance. But they’ve just proposed a new penalty of their own for people who go without...
June 23rd, 2017
I released the following statement regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act, introduced yesterday by the U.S. Senate:
June 21st, 2017
Tuesday on the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues to not shut down the Senate as Republicans continue to work to rescue Americans from the harm being caused by Obamacare. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
June 6th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I discussed Obamacare’s harmful impact as carriers in the state of Texas are pulling out of the exchanges, leaving some areas with only a few options from which to choose.