Health care

Everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care coverage. But barriers such as high out-of-pocket costs and skyrocketing drug prices have left thousands in North Texas with two choices: go uninsured or be burdened with high prices. Additionally, partisan attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid have threatened to rip away affordable health care from people that work hard and play by the rules. This is simply unacceptable. 

Congressman Allred is working hard to ensure all North Texans have access to affordable, quality care, regardless of  pre-existing conditions or their income bracket. This means supporting measures that protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act to lower costs, expanding access to coverage, and lowering prescription drug costs. Congressman Allred supports a public option that would allow Texans to buy into Medicare if they couldn’t find affordable coverage on the open market. That would give consumers more choice, boost competitiveness and lower prices. 

Prescription Drug Prices:

Middle-class families are bearing the brunt of the runaway cost of prescription drugs. No matter where you get your insurance, Americans need a fair system that allows for transparency and protection from price gouging. Congressman Allred supports allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices and is dedicated to working with representatives in both parties to make sure there is increased accountability and protections for consumers.   

 

 

More on Health care

June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a bill that would lower costs, further secure protections for people with pre-existing conditions, negotiate lower drug prices and expand coverage. Allred is a cosponsor.  

June 26, 2020 In The News

Democratic U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Colin Allred, both of Dallas, authored a similar letter Thursday. Houston-area Reps. Sylvia Garcia, Al Green, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Sheila Jackson Lee, all Democrats, also protested the decision to end the funding in a letter to FEMA and HHS on Tuesday.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement after news that the Trump Administration will reverse its decision to end support for community-based testing sites in Dallas on June 30: 

"As experts have been saying, we should be ramping up support across every level of government to increase testing -- not decrease. This reversal is welcome news and I thank the bipartisan chorus of voices who urged the Administration to change course and allow a temporary extension.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement after the Trump Administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing for the repeal of the entirety of the Affordable Care Act:

“It bears repeating that in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a generation, this Administration is continuing their malicious effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and with it, protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urging that the agencies fulfill the request made to acquire reagents used to run COVID-19 tests in North Texas. The request comes after news that the Trump Administration will no longer support the Dallas based community testing sites after June 30.    

June 25, 2020 In The News

As a country, we have made a promise to serve our veterans as they have bravely put their lives on the line to defend our freedom. That is why it is our duty as a nation to support our veterans as they transition to civilian life when they return home.

June 25, 2020 In The News

U.S. Reps. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, wrote a letter Thursday to Azar and Gaynor, supporting the county of Dallas’ request for additional testing supplies.

June 24, 2020 In The News

“Testing is critical to beating this virus. It must be easily accessible to everyone, but the lack of a national strategy from the Administration has left North Texas without necessary resources. It’s why Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and I fought hard to protect the sites in Dallas,” said U.S. Rep. Colin Allred. “Moving forward, I will do everything I can to support county and city leaders so we can ensure our community has the testing we need.”

June 24, 2020 In The News

Representative Colin Allred issued a statement Tuesday, advocating for Dallas. The statement reads, “Testing is critical to beating this virus… We must make testing easily accessible to everyone, but the lack of a national strategy has left North Texas without the necessary resources."

June 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined House leaders to urge passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The bill’s announcement comes as the Administration continues to pursue its federal lawsuit that would repeal the entirety of the Affordable Care Act. Allred led the effort in the House to push back against this lawsuit.