Healthcare

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...
The month of October brings with it many recognizable trends: the early signs of fall, stores filled with Halloween décor, pumpkin patches and pink ribbons – the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness.
I issued the following statements regarding the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton and my recent health care related legislative initiatives.
I applaud the Administration’s initiative on Advancing American Kidney Health and its goal to reduce the number of patients with end-stage renal disease by 2030.  As President Trump discussed today, there are over 100,000...
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...
As The leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, I delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on Investing in the U.S. Health System by Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-of-Pocket...
Health centers save lives and stimulate local economies in communities throughout Texas. Locally run, they are part of a national network that serves 1 in 12 Americans, or 28 million people. They save American taxpayers $24...
I discussed the Senate’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices for patients and warned against the socialist agenda of the Democrat presidential candidates yesterday on Fox News.  Excerpts of my interview are below, and...
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...

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