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

December 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

November 14, 2019 In The News

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.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report on how the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3, will reduce prescription drug costs across the board. Allred is a cosponsor of the bill and has been leading the charge to call for its passage. 

November 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As part of a package of women veterans health bills, the House passed the VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act, a bipartisan bill by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The legislation clarifies that the U.S.

November 5, 2019 Press Release

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. 

October 16, 2019 Press Release

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. 

September 30, 2019 Press Release

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. 

September 9, 2019 In The News

El congresista Colin Allred habla con Miguelangel Pinero sobre los temas de salud, crímenes de odio y las armas de fuego.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Veasey (TX-33) and Congressman Allred (TX-32) joined local public health care experts and advocates to unveil the Baby Box and Maternal Assistance Act of 2019 (H.R. 4201). The new legislation will curb the high maternal and infant mortality rate in Texas and across the United States by creating a grant program to provide states with services like: funding for maternal and infant health classes, boxes containing essentials to assist new parents in caring for their newborn children, and the services of a certified Doula or Midwife. 

July 31, 2019 Press Release

DALLAS  -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced his ‘North Texas First’ District Work Period schedule. This includes town halls, roundtables with North Texas leaders, local business tours and meetings with local chambers of commerce, mobile office hours as well as the previously announced bipartisan District visit with Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16).