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

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).  

July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

“This bipartisan bill allows us to make investments on priorities important to the American people like bolstering our national security and critical health care research. It helps ensure the government stays open and working for the American people while protecting the full faith and credit of the United States. 

July 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  A bipartisan letter led by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) was sent to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging quick action in regards to moving forward on a Veterans Affairs health clinic in Garland.  

July 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today joined colleagues in the House and Senate to tell the stories of people across America that would be harmed if the Trump Administration's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act is successful. The event happened as the Fifth Circuit today began to hear oral arguments in the federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. 

July 1, 2019 Press Release

Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first six months working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas. 

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed a funding package that includes four appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Energy and Water Development; State-Foreign Operations; and Defense. 

June 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report on the high price of insulin and how it is impacting constituents in the 32nd District of Texas. The report was drafted in consultation with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –– Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) this week announced he has joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as an Associate Member along with a total of 11 new Associate Members.

May 24, 2019 In The News

Texas U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a first-term member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, says he’s been hearing from some of the 1.6 million veterans in Texas about “a back-door effort to privatize” the veterans’ agency.

“There is a danger here that we can siphon off necessary resources from our VA health care centers, and also not drive the VA to do the things they need to be doing if we shift too many of the resources to community care,” said Allred, D-Dallas.