Healthcare

With this new task force, Republicans will offer a more flexible and innovative health care agenda for the American people.
The 1115 waiver reimburses Texas hospitals for the uncompensated care provided to Texans without insurance. The waiver also pays for innovative care that often serves low-income Texans, such as mental health services.
On Tuesday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) reintroduced the “Reciprocity Ensures Streamlined Use of Lifesaving Treatments” (RESULT) Act to streamline the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for potentially lifesaving...
On top of all the health scares we face right now, Texans should not have to fear being denied access to affordable health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. Despite the best efforts of Democrats to convince...
It is critical that the most vulnerable Americans receive affordable and effective at-home care. By extending this Medicare pilot program, we can help thousands of Americans with weakened immune systems receive life-saving...
This unique and difficult financial situation is putting our children’s hospitals in jeopardy. We must provide funding for pediatric hospitals in our next round of Coronavirus relief so that life-changing care for kids in...
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the Minority Leader’s opposition to my bipartisan drug pricing bill at the expense of lower drug prices for his New York constituents.
Our plan puts patients first, requiring enhanced consumer protections, transparency, and explanations of benefits. The Ways and Means approach respects the private market dynamics between insurance plans and providers, and...
Yesterday, U.S. Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) blocked passage of my bipartisan drug pricing bill with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for a second time.
I, along with Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input that will inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration Friday to reinstate an eight-year extension to a federal health care funding agreement, worth billions of dollars annually and set to expire next year, that the...
Our crumbling system is filled with government and insurance bureaucrats telling Americans how and when they will get care. It’s time to put the American people back in charge of their own healthcare choices.
Our first priority needs to be the pandemic. Coronavirus relief is and needs to be at the top of the Senate’s to-do list. The virus has claimed the lives of more than 20,000 Texans, and millions continue to grapple with the...
Over the past decade, 21 rural Texas hospitals have closed. Thirty-two counties have no doctor, and an additional 23 have only one. According to the 2018 Rural Health Report Card published by Texas Tech University Health...
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread from outside our borders into the contiguous United States, there was a lot of uncertainty about the characteristics of the virus.
Rush Limbaugh recently explained why Medicare For All is bad for us. Share this with your uninformed friends.
A survey across seven cities, including Houston, found fewer than 30% of young adults experiencing homelessness seek a medical exam after being sexually assaulted, largely for fear of involving the legal system even if they...
Speaker Pelosi’s partisan drug plan, H.R. 3, is Washington at its worst. Aptly called the Fewer Cures Act, this government take-over plan will harm patients and stifle American medical innovation. In fact, the non-partisan...
Americans should not have to choose between putting food on the table or filling their prescription. The only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together, which is why I’m proud to support H.R. 19. This...
Dialysis is a life-saving technology used by millions of Americans, but there are more advancements that can be made to increase its effectiveness and patient quality of life. This legislation would promote innovation and...

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