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

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act. When signed into law, this bill will establish a national vaccination program as well as support comprehensive testing and tracing, put money in the pockets of Americans and provide relief for small businesses, and, through investments in doing so safely, get kids back in school and people back in jobs.

March 5, 2021 In The News

Lines of cars were busy filing into the community coronavirus vaccination center at Fair Park on Friday. Members of Congress from the Dallas area visited. 

“This is incredible,” Representative Colin Allred said, as he watched cars moving through the tents. 

February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass a COVID relief package. The package provides aid to state and local governments, funding for vaccine distribution, more help for small businesses, assistance for airline workers and direct payments. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass a bipartisan COVID relief package. The relief package was included with bipartisan Appropriations bills which will fund the government through September 30, 2021. The package provides funding for vaccine distribution, more aid to small businesses, assistance for airline industry workers and expands unemployment benefits. 

December 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first term working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.

December 11, 2020 In The News

In a virtual town hall Thursday hosted by Dallas U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, two of North Texas’ top medical experts told constituents about the current state of COVID-19 affairs. Texas will likely begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to health care employees, frontline workers and vulnerable populations now that a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended its use.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement in support of the COVID-19 legislative framework negotiated by a bipartisan group of Senators:

“North Texans can’t afford to wait until next year to get help. Families can’t make rent and are worried about how they’ll put food on the table or presents under the tree. Local governments and frontline workers are struggling as cases surge. Small businesses are hurting.

October 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today called on Texas to expand Medicaid, and for the Administration and the Senate to come to the table to expand health care coverage and lower costs. This comes after a new report using Census data stated that North Texas cities had among the highest uninsured rates in the country.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass an updated version of the Heroes Act. This bill provides more aid to small businesses, assistance for airline industry workers and expands unemployment benefits. 

September 3, 2020 Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a video sharing stories from constituents of the 32nd District of Texas who submitted their experiences with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Nearly 2,000 North Texans submitted their concerns on changes to mail service to Allred. You can watch the video here.