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

September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which enshrines the protections of Roe v. Wade  into federal law.

August 13, 2021 Press Release

DALLAS – Ahead of the Sunday, August 15 open enrollment deadline, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released a report

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Richardson, TX – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his work for the people of the 32nd District of Texas during the first half of 2021.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement thanking First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for visiting the Conrad High School vaccination site in Dallas and encouraging North Texans to get vaccinated.

May 6, 2021 In The News

These past few months have been some of the most critical in stemming the COVID-19 pandemic since it started. Millions of Texans are now fully vaccinated and we are steps closer to keeping our communities safer and healthier. The end of this pandemic is nearly in sight, but as we look back, we can see that this public health crisis has laid bare the many weaknesses and inequities of our health care system. And that’s why Texas should finally expand Medicaid and extend health coverage to 1.7 million Texans.

April 15, 2021 In The News
North Texans are finally getting much needed help from the American Rescue Plan, the relief package Congress passed in March to help our country recover and end the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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.