Texans deserve a system that puts them, not government bureaucrats, in charge of their health care decisions. I support a free-market health care system where competition drives down costs and increases options. I believe America’s health care system should protect preexisting conditions, and empower patients by giving them options in their care.
I also believe we should improve incentives for students and doctors to help address the shortages our country is facing in the medical field. These incentives will help create a more stable workforce and ensure the best care for patients.
We have to work towards improving Medicare so seniors are receiving the medical care they deserve.
I am fighting to lower the cost of prescription drugs by ensuring patients know the price of medications before they buy them, ensuring more transparency.
Finally, I am leading the fight to get opioids off the streets and away for our children by ensuring hospitals have alternative pain medications and better educate students about the dangers of these drugs.
In the House of Representatives, I have fought for:
- H.R. 34 – the 21st Century Cures Act: is designed to help accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently. This bill will boost medical innovation against diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, and diabetes.
- H.R. 19 – Lower Cost, More Cures Act: achieves the President’s and Congress’s shared goals of coming together to lower out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans.
- H.R. 692 – Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act: prohibits the application of pre-existing condition exclusions and guarantees the availability of health insurance coverage.
- H.R. 5479 – To protect Americans with pre-existing conditions: is the simplest, most direct, bill out there to protect pre-existing conditions. No American shall be denied health insurance due to pre-existing conditions.
- H.R. 3502 – Protecting People From Surprise Medical Bills: requires health insurers to fully disclose all in-network and out-of-network deductibles and out-of-pocket maximum limitations on the back of insurance cards. This bill also prohibits health care providers from billing individuals at out-of-network rates in the event of an unexpected emergency visit.
- H.R. 3722 – Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act: authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a joint task force to enhance border security operations to detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids from entering the United States.
- H.R. 501 – Poison Center Network Enhancement Act: assists with potential poison exposures and help combat the national opioid epidemic.
- H.R. 3153- EFFORT Act: directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research on opioid addiction.
- H.R. 1158- FY20 Consolidated Appropriations: $35,000,000 is for competitive grants to statewide law enforcement agencies in States with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids; $518,000,000 in dedicated grant program funding, an increase of $42,000,000 more than the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, to help communities and State and local law enforcement fight substance abuse, including opioids, stimulants, and synthetics.
It’s time for Congress to work together on health care reform legislation that will actually lower costs, increase choices, and improve access for the American people. Republicans are ready to do that. Unfortunately, Democrats are doubling-down on their failed experiment with socialized medicine. If you agree, sign your name below >>>