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.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Appropriations bills that will fund the government through September 30, 2020:
“I am encouraged that leaders in both parties were able to come together and forge a bipartisan compromise to keep our government open and working for the American people.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted today to pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3. Allred cosponsored the sweeping package earlier this year and has been calling for passage of the bill which will use powerful new tools to lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans. The bill passed today with bipartisan support.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today introduced legislation that provides resources to help new parents pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies and other expenses associated with a new child.
Meanwhile, North Texas Congressman Colin Allred is working on a bill to reduce the price of insulin that incentivizes pharmaceutical companies to keep prices at 2006 levels.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today announced cosponsorship of the Insulin Price Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill that would reduce the price of insulin for millions of people.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today with his House colleagues and members of House leadership, pushed for passage of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, HR 3. Allred cosponsored the package last month.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced his cosponsorship of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3, which would lower prescription drug costs for all Americans.
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